Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Islanders tonight. Steven Kampfer will make his NHL debut. Kampfer will wear No. 47. The last Bruin to wear the number was Martin St. Pierre, the center of short height and long stick.
Given the on-and-off schedule this week, Tim Thomas could get tonight’s start. However, Tuukka Rask hasn’t seen action since Nov. 28 against Atlanta. We could find out after the morning skate whether Rask gets the nod.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
Record: Islanders 5-15-5, Bruins 15-8-3
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Blake Wheeler-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Tyler Seguin-Marc Savard-Michael Ryder
Brad Marchand-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Steven Kampfer
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Daniel Paille
Storylines: This will be the first time the Bruins play the Islanders under the watch of Jack Capuano, who replaces ex-Providence coach Scott Gordon… The Islanders average the second-most PIMs per game (17.2) in the NHL. Ornery Isles include Zenon Konopka (102) and Trevor Gillies (50), owner of arguably the top fu manchu in the league… Kelly Sutherland and Francois St. Laurent will be the referees. Derek Amell and Andy McElman will be the linesmen.