COLUMBUS – Good morning from Nationwide Arena, where the Bruins will play their first road game of 2013-14 this afternoon against the Blue Jackets.
Columbus is coming off a 4-1 road win over Buffalo. The Bruins were shut out by Jean-Sebastien Giguere and the Avalanche on Saturday, 2-0. No lineup changes are expected for the Bruins.
Puck drop: 2 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Jamie Erdahl), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 2-1-0, Blue Jackets 2-1-0
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratch: Matt Bartkowski
Storylines: Ex-Bruin Nathan Horton (shoulder), who signed a seven-year deal with Columbus, is out until December or January. Jarome Iginla, Horton’s replacement, has a 0-0—0 line through three games… Tyler Seguin ripped up Winnipeg for two goals and two assists last night. Rich Peverley was riding on Seguin’s right side… Loui Eriksson, involved in the Seguin trade, is scoreless. Eriksson hasn’t had much chemistry with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron… Ex-Ranger Marian Gaborik leads Columbus with two goals and three assists. Gaborik usually played well against the Bruins while in New York… Fellow ex-Ranger Brandon Dubinsky has a three-game scoring streak (1-2—3)… Dan O’Rourke and Graham Skilliter will be the referees. Scott Driscoll and Ryan Galloway will be the linesmen.