Good afternoon from TD Garden, where the Bruins will face off against the Islanders today. It will be the first game for Brian Rolston and Mike Mottau against their old teammates since the trade that brought them to Boston on Monday.
Andrew Ference (lower body) will not play. Johnny Boychuk will be a game-time decision.
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: Islanders 26-29-9, Bruins 33-21-3
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Tyler Seguin
Brian Rolston- Patrice Bergeron-Brad Marchand
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Greg Zanon-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Mike Mottau
Storylines: The Bruins will travel to New York after today’s game. They will face off against the Rangers tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. on NBC… The Bruins worked primarily on their power play during practice yesterday. They haven’t scored a man-up goal in the last two games… Jean Hebert and Marc Joannette will be the referees. Brad Kovachik and Derek Nansen will be the referees.