COLUMBUS – Good morning from Nationwide Arena, where the Bruins will look to snap their two-game losing streak tonight against the Blue Jackets.
Daniel Paille will not play tonight. Paille suffered a concussion on Thursday when he was belted by Krys Barch. Jordan Caron will replace Paille in the lineup.
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: Bruins 17-9-1, Blue Jackets 8-16-4
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Jordan Caron-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratch: Steven Kampfer
Storylines: Rotten special teams are hurting Columbus. The Jackets have the fourth-worst power play in the league (12.4 percent) and the third-worst penalty kill (75.3 percent)… Before tonight, the last time the Bruins were without a player because of injury or illness was on Nov. 17. That night, Johnny Boychuk didn’t play against Columbus because of flu-like symptoms. Again, the Bruins have been remarkably healthy… It’s possible we could see a Shawn Thornton-Jared Boll rematch. Thornton didn’t care for what he believed was a late punch Boll threw during their last dustup at TD Garden… Ian Walsh and Brian Pochmara will be the referees. Derek Amell and Scott Cherrey will be the linesmen.