Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will face off against the Senators tonight. Ottawa is four points behind the Bruins for second place in the Northeast Division.
Anton Khudobin is coming off a 2-0 shutout over Buffalo. For now, we’ll assume Khudobin will make his second straight start.
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: Senators 19-10-6, Bruins 22-8-4
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-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Lane MacDermid
Storylines: Chris Kelly (leg) and Adam McQuaid (shoulder) skated this morning under the watch of strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides. Kelly is probably closer than McQuaid to returning. The Bruins’ third line needs serious help… The trade deadline is at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Had the Senators been out of the hunt, Daniel Alfredsson would have been atop the Bruins’ wish list. But Ottawa will be buying instead of selling… This will be a matchup of the No. 1 and No. 2 penalty kills in the league… Brad Watson and Gord Dwyer will be the referees. Brad Kovachik and Tim Nowak will be the linesmen.