Ottawa is missing its big guns: Erik Karlsson (Achilles), Jason Spezza (back), and Craig Anderson (knee). But the Senators continue to roll amid their injuries. The Senators have won their last five games.
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: Senators 12-6-2, Bruins 12-2-2
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Chris Bourque-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Lane MacDermid, Jay Pandolfo
Storylines: Tuukka Rask is expected to make his fifth straight start. If that happens, Anton Khudobin is likely to get the nod on Saturday against Tampa Bay. Rask would then start against Montreal on Sunday. Rask said he’s feeling like he’s in a rhythm. But the Bruins will have to manage Rask’s playing time as the schedule becomes tougher… The Bruins have gone six straight games without a fight…The Bruins are 0 for 23 on the power play at home. They have scored seven power-play goals away from the Garden… The Bruins have killed 24 straight penalties… Kevin Pollock and Francis Charron will be the referees. Matt MacPherson and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.