BRUINS (37-26-6) VS. FLAMES (39-26-4)
BROADCAST: 7:00 p.m.; Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio)
SEASON SERIES: The Flames and Bruins will wrap up their two-game season series on Wednesday. The Flames took the opening game on Nov. 25 by a score of 2-1. Sam Bennett and Alex Chiasson scored while Chad Johnson made 35 saves on the 36 shots he faced. Bennett had two points and four hits in 15:21 of ice time. That win was the first time the Flames defeated the Bruins in regulation since Oct. 30, 2008 and was their first win in Boston since Dec. 18, 2003.
BRUINS' TEAM SCOPE: With 80 points on the year, the Bruins sit third in the Atlantic Division, trailing second-place Ottawa by four points and first-place Montreal by six points. Boston has won three in a row and they are coming off of a 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday. Brad Marchand, who leads the Bruins with 74 points, scored three goals in the win and is now tied with Sidney Crosby for the NHL lead in goals with 35. David Pastrnak sits second in team scoring with 28 goals and 60 points while David Krejci sits third with 19 goals and 47 points. Goaltender Tuukka Rask has played the bulk of the games for the Bruins, going 33-16-4 with a 2.24 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
FLAMES' TEAM SCOPE: The Flames tied a franchise record on Monday when they won their 10th straight game. Deryk Engelland, Dennis Wideman and Johnny Gaudreau scored in regulation and Kris Versteeg netted the game winner in a 4-3 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. "It's really cool to be a part of those things," Versteeg said afterwards. "Playoffs are our first goal but when you can accomplish things like that as you go on throughout the season it's really nice." Brian Elliott made 32 saves in the record-tying victory. Since Jan. 26, Elliott has a 13-1-1 record with a 1.93 GAA and a .934 save percentage.