PHILADELPHIA – Good morning from Philadelphia, where the Bruins will look to stretch their winning streak to four games this afternoon against the Flyers.
Zdeno Chara will be in the lineup, as indicated by last night’s assignment of Steven Kampfer to Providence. Chara made it through the entire practice yesterday without limitations, skating with usual partner Johnny Boychuk. Chara sat out the last two games because of an injured left knee.
Puck drop: 1 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 20-9-1, Flyers 20-7-3
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Zach Hamill-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratch: none
Storylines: Philadelphia has won seven straight games. This afternoon will be the team’s final home game until the Winter Classic on Jan. 2… Today will mark the second time the Bruins will make an appearance on HBO’s 24/7. Last year, the Bruins beat Washington at TD Garden. After the game, HBO cameras caught Washington GM George McPhee with a defeated look as he rode the elevator down from the press box… Today is Gregory Campbell’s 28th birthday. Campbell remains day-to-day because of a fractured foot… Stephane Auger and Dan O’Halloran will be the referees. Brad Kovachik and Tony Sericolo will be the linesmen.