Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Thrashers tonight. It's only Game No. 33 of the regular season, but it's imperative for the Bruins that they put in a strong effort before splitting up for the two-day Christmas break.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
Record: Thrashers 19-12-5, Bruins 17-11-4
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Milan Lucic-Marc Savard-Nathan Horton
Tyler Seguin-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Blake Wheeler-David Krejci-Michael Ryder
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Steven Kampfer
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: none
Storylines: Atlanta thumped the Bruins in the last meeting, 4-1. Dustin Byfuglien was a monster that night... The Thrashers average only 10.8 penalty minutes per game, sixth-fewest in the league... Dave Jackson and Wes McCauley will be the referees. Brian Murphy and Tony Sericolo will be the linesmen.