The Boston Bruins
continue their season-high six-game road trip tonight against the Winnipeg Jets
at the MTS Centre.
After taking a 4-3 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens
to open the trip, the Bruins (35-18-2) sit second in the Eastern Conference standings, but are trying to fend off the Ottawa Senators
, who are four points behind Boston.
Boston will be without forward Rich Peverely, who will miss four-to-six weeks with a sprained right-knee ligament that he suffered in Montreal. The Bruins recalled Josh Hennessey from Providence of the AHL to replace Peverley, who joins Nathan Horton
(concussion) as injured Bruins forwards.
"That's two guys that play a lot of minutes for us," Bruins coach Claude Julien
told Boston reporters. "That's just part of the game."
But Julien is taking Peverley's loss in stride and choosing to lean on his club's adherence to strong systems play against Winnipeg, who beat the Bruins, 2-1, when the clubs met at the MTS Centre on Dec. 6.
"We always believe that when we respect our game plan and our system, we're usually successful," Julien said.
, 0-3-1 in his last four decisions, will take his turn in the Boston net. The start will be Rask's 100th NHL appearance.
Here are the projected lines and pairings for the Bruins:
- David Krejci
- Benoit Pouliot
- Patrice Bergeron
- Tyler Seguin
- Chris Kelly
- Jordan Caron
- Josh Hennessy
- Shawn Thornton
- Zach Boychuk
- Joe Corvo
- Andrew Ference