Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will take on their second-most hated rival (at least these days) tonight.
The Bruins have recalled Jordan Caron from Providence. Caron will participate in the morning skate and most likely be the healthy scratch tonight. Caron will join the team on its three-game road trip to North Carolina, Florida, and Tampa.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Canadiens 16-19-7, Bruins 27-11-1
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Benoit Pouliot-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Chris Kelly-Zach Hamill -Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Jordan Caron, Steven Kampfer
Storylines: The sad-sack Canadiens got some bad news earlier this week. Brian Gionta is sidelined after undergoing biceps surgery. Gionta joins Andrei Markov and Ryan White on injured reserve… David Krejci has five goals and nine assists in the last nine games… Marc Savard is scheduled to appear at the Garden this afternoon. No telling, given his French heritage, whether Savard is being considered as a future Montreal coach… Mike Hasenfratz and Mike Leggo will be the referees. Steve Barton and Michel Cormier will be the linesmen.