Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Maple Leafs tonight for the last time this season.
Shawn Thornton, carved up by Fernando Pisani’s skate on Tuesday, is on the ice for the morning skate. Thornton is wearing a visor. The chatter around the team is that Patrick Kane and Troy Brouwer are under suspicion for giving Thornton the business as he left the ice in the second period. Patrice Bergeron mentioned both names during an interview yesterday on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Michael Ryder could dress in Thornton’s spot on the fourth line. We’ll assume so for now.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
Record: Leafs 35-32-10, Bruins 43-23-10
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
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Michael Ryder
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Steven Kampfer, Shane Hnidy
Storylines: The Bruins have allowed three goals in their last five games… Toronto’s special teams, to say the least, are lacking. PP: 25th overall. PK: 27th… Wes McCauley and Kyle Rehman will be the referees. Scott Cherrey and Brian Mach will be the linesmen.