Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will start a three-game homestand tonight against New Jersey. The Bruins are 1-3-3 in their last seven games and only a point ahead of Montreal. The Canadiens host Buffalo tonight.
The Bruins are going through an optional morning skate, so we won’t know the lineup until pregame warmups. Below is a projected lineup.
Puck drop: 7 p.m. EST
Record: Devils 34-34-4, Bruins 39-22-10
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
Michael Ryder-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Tyler Seguin-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Brad Marchand-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Daniel Paille, Steven Kampfer
Storylines: In February and March, New Jersey has 37 points. The Bruins have 25… The Bruins now have the 22th-ranked power play in the league (16.3 percent)… Gord Dwyer and Chris Rooney will be the referees. Brian Murphy and Tim Nowak will be the linesmen.