Morning briefing

OTTAWA — Good morning from a snowy nation’s capital, where the Bruins will take on the Senators tonight at 7:30 p.m. No signs of spring here. Flurries at the moment and expected to continue throughout the day.

Some tidbits from the game notes:

* The Bruins have 20 players here for tonight’s game. No reinforcements from Providence are expected.

* Manny Fernandez will start in goal tonight.

* P.J. Axelsson has an assist in each of the last two games.

* The Senators are coming off a 3-2 road win over Montreal last night. Dany Heatley netted a pair of goals and Alex Auld earned the win.

* Stephane Auger and Tom Kowal will be the referees. Derek Nansen and Mark Shewchyk will be the linesmen.

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