PHILADELPHIA – Good morning from the Wells Fargo Center, where the Bruins will start a two-game road trip this afternoon against the Flyers.
The Bruins could have reinforcements returning either today or on Monday against the Islanders. Chris Kelly and Dougie Hamilton are with the team. Kelly has missed 19 games with a broken fibula. Hamilton has missed the last four games because of a concussion. For now, we’ll assume the same lineup from Monday’s win over the Kings will be in against the Flyers.
Puck drop: 1 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Jamie Erdahl), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 31-15-3, Flyers 25-21-6
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg-Ryan Spooner-Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski-Kevan Miller
Torey Krug-Zach Trotman
Healthy scratch: Jordan Caron
Storylines: Brad Marchand will look to extend his goal-scoring streak to five games. Marchand has six goals in his last four games. Marchand is now the team’s leading goal scorer, with one more strike than Reilly Smith (15)… This will be the first of the Bruins’ three games against the Flyers. It is their first look at Philly with Craig Berube behind the bench instead of Peter Laviolette… Andrej Meszaros would have been an acquisition target for the Bruins. But the Flyers are chasing a playoff spot. They are likely to be buyers instead of sellers… Mike Hasenfratz and Dean Morton will be the referees. Derek Amell and Scott Cherrey will be the linesmen.