Boston Bruins 24 pts (10-7-4)

vs

Edmonton Oilers 18 pts (8-13-2)

5 p.m. ET

TD Garden – Boston, MA

TV: NESN, NHLN-US

Radio: 92.9 FM WBOS

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Game

GWG

26-Nov

EDM @ BOS

20-Feb

BOS @ EDM


Team Leaders

Bruins

Oilers

David Pastrnak, 19

Points

Connor McDavid, 28

David Pastrnak, 11

Goals

Connor McDavid, 10

Charlie McAvoy, 9

Assists

Connor McDavid, 18

The Bruins will look for their fifth straight win against the struggling Edmonton Oilers this afternoon.  There will be one big change to today’s lineup as Tuukka Rask will return to the net. 

Rask has not played since November 15 when he gave up four goals on 27 shots to the Anaheim Ducks.  Anton Khudobin has started all four games of the Bruins current winning streak, so if Rask wants to reclaim his top spot he will need a big performance today.

Peter Cehlarik injured his knee during Friday’s win over the Pittsburgh Penguins and is not expected to play today.  Jordan Szwarz was recalled from the Providence Bruins and should be on the fourth line versus the Oilers.


Probable Bruins Lineup

FORWARDS

Danton Heinen - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Frank Vatrano - David Krejci - Jake DeBrusk

Ryan Spooner - Riley Nash - Noel Acciari

Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Jordan Szwarz

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy

Paul Postma - Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller

GOALTENDER

Tuukka Rask (3-7-2, 2.89 GAA, .897 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

D-Adam McQuaid (leg) out, RW-David Backes (colon) out, RW-Anders Bjork (undisclosed) out, LW-Brad Marchand (undisclosed) out


Probable Oilers lineup

FORWARDS

Milan Lucic - Connor McDavid - Michael Cammalleri

Patrick Maroon - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Anton Slepyshev

Drake Caggiula - Leon Draisaitl - Ryan Strome

Iiro Pakarinen - Mark Letestu - Zack Kassian

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Darnell Nurse - Adam Larsson

Matt Benning - Kris Russell

Yohann Auvitu - Eric Gryba

GOALTENDER

Cam Talbot (8-10-1, 3.13 GAA, .901 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT

D-Andrej Sekera (knee) out, RW-Anton Slepyshev (groin) out

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
Image Credit: NBC Sports Boston