Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will start a five-game homestand tonight against the Islanders.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Islanders 4-5-2, Bruins 5-7-0
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Benoit Pouliot, Steven Kampfer
Storylines: Patrice Bergeron has a six-game scoring streak. He is averaging 19:30 of ice time per game, most while Claude Julien has been the coach in Boston. Bergeron is leading the team in power-play ice time and is tops among forward in PK ice time per game… Milan Lucic has four goals in the last three games… The Islanders are only averaging 9.6 penalty minutes per game. In contrast, the Bruins are averaging 17.8 PIMs per game… Stephane Auger and Tim Peel will be the referees. Brian Murphy and Thor Nelson will be the linesmen.