OTTAWA – Good morning from Scotiabank Place, where the Bruins will face off against the Senators tonight. The Bruins will most likely be seeing more of the Senators when the postseason kicks off next week at TD Garden.
The Bruins will be without their big boys, Tim Thomas, Zdeno Chara, and Patrice Bergeron. All three remained home instead of traveling to Ottawa.
Puck drop: 7:30 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 47-29-4, Senators 41-29-10
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Rich Peverley
Brad Marchand-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot-Gregory Campbell-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Brian Rolston-Shawn Thornton
Torey Krug-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Joe Corvo
Mike Mottau-Greg Zanon
Healthy scratches: Tim Thomas, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron
Storylines: No word yet on the condition of Johnny Boychuk. The No. 3 defenseman injured his left leg during a collision with Arron Asham on Tuesday … There might be some scraps tonight as both clubs look to establish their respective territories heading into the playoffs. Chris Neil, Zenon Konopka, Nick Foligno, and Matt Carkner don’t mind throwing down … The Bruins are 4-1-0 against Ottawa this season … Dan O’Halloran and Kelly Sutherland will be the referees. Scott Cherrey and Scott Driscoll will be the linesmen.