Based on pregame warmups:
Michael Ryder-Marc Savard-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Tyler Seguin
Blake Wheeler-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Steven Kampfer
Dennis Seidenberg-Johnny Boychuk
Mark Stuart-Adam McQuaid
Tim Thomas (20-4-6, 1.88 GAA, .943 save percentage) is in goal for the Bruins (24-13-7).
Cam Ward (19-12-5, 2.67 GAA, .921 save percentage) will start in goal for the Hurricanes (22-16-6).
That leaves forward Daniel Paille as a healthy scratch. Defenseman Andrew Ference remains sidelined with an upper body injury.
Patrice Bergeron has been named the Second Star of the Week by the NHL for the week ending Jan. 15. Carolina left wing Jussi Jokinen was the first star. In four games last week, Bergeron had four goals and three assists, including his first career NHL hat trick Jan. 11 against Ottawa, while the B’s went 3-1-0.