Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will close out their two-game homestand this afternoon against the Capitals.
Washington turned a 3-0 deficit into a 4-3 overtime victory earlier this month. It was one of the three third-period leads the Bruins have blown.
Adam McQuaid (undisclosed) didn’t play against Florida on Thursday. We’ll assume McQuaid is back in today.
Puck drop: 1 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Capitals 11-14-1, Bruins 18-4-3
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jay Pandolfo-Rich Peverley-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Lane MacDermid
Storylines: Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin split the earlier back-to-back games. Claude Julien said, however, that Rask could have started both game if he didn’t have flu-like symptoms. We’ll assume Rask gets the nod today… The Bruins will kick off a four-game road swing tomorrow in Pittsburgh. It is the longest remaining trip of the season… Rob Martell and Paul Devorski will be the referees. Derek Nansen and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.