The Bruins are finally back home at TD Garden after a week-long road trip that took them across Canada. It was a week of turmoil, with the Bruins losing players left and right to injuries and a flu bug, not to mention the suspension being handed down to Shawn Thornton, Brad Marchand being accused of having “no class,” and Milan Lucic being involved in an altercation in Vancouver.
But the B’s are back on the ice here, so focus turns to the Flames, a team that dismissed its general manager last week after losing to the Bruins.
Fortunately for Boston there was some good news today, with Jarome Iginla set to return to the lineup after suffering a dislocated left ring finger against Vancouver. He said he’s ready to return after morning skate.
Game time: 7 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub
Records: Bruins 22-9-2, Flames 13-15-5
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg-Ryan Spooner-Matt Fraser
Jordan Caron-Gregory Campbell-Nick Johnson
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski-Kevan Miller
Notes: This is the second time in a week that the Bruins have played the Flames. Boston won 2-1 over Calgary a week ago, coming back from a one-goal deficit in the third period. … The last time Calgary played in Boston, it was a 9-0 loss. In fact, the Bruins have outscored the Flames 14-0 in their last two games in TD Garden. … It’s Gregory Campbell’s 30th birthday. … The referees are Kevin Pollock and Darcy Burchell. The linesmen are Tim Nowak and Michel Cormier.