BRUINS (4-3-2) at BLUE JACKETS (7-4-0)
7 p.m. ET; SN, FS-O, NESN, NHL.TV
The Boston Bruins will try to extend their point streak to five games when they play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Monday.
The Bruins are 2-0-2 in their past four games after starting the season 2-3-0.
The Blue Jackets could be without forward Cam Atkinson, who is second on the team with four goals in 11 games. He sat out the final 12:36 of the third period of a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Sunday because of an undisclosed injury.
Players to watch
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask will make his second straight start after missing three games because of a concussion. He had 28 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Forward Matt Calvert is a big reason the Blue Jackets have 15 straight penalty kills in their past six games overall and are 16-for-16 in six home games this season. He leads Blue Jackets forwards in average shorthanded time on ice per game at 1:48 and is second on the team in shorthanded shots on goal with three, one behind Nick Foligno's four.
They said it
"We like what Sean brings. He's just going through some growing pains as a young player goes through. He has to play himself out of them." -- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy on forward Sean Kuraly, who's from the Columbus suburb of Dublin, Ohio
"We've got to find a way to get prepared, and everybody gets prepared in different ways. … But we've got to find a way to come to work on time." -- Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky on the team's slow starts
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- Anders Bjork
Jake DeBrusk -- David Backes -- David Pastrnak
Kenny Agostino -- Riley Nash -- Frank Vatrano
Tim Schaller -- Sean Kuraly -- Danton Heinen
Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo
Kevan Miller -- Paul Postma
Scratched: Matt Beleskey
Injured: David Krejci (upper body), Adam McQuaid (leg), Ryan Spooner (groin), Noel Acciari (finger), Anton Khudobin (lower body)
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Artemi Panarin -- Nick Foligno -- Josh Anderson
Pierre-Luc Dubois -- Brandon Dubinsky -- Boone Jenner
Matt Calvert -- Alexander Wennberg -- Oliver Bjorkstrand
Sonny Milano -- Zac Dalpe -- Tyler Motte
Zach Werenski -- Seth Jones
Jack Johnson -- David Savard
Ryan Murray -- Markus Nutivaara
Scratched: Markus Hannikainen , Scott Harrington
Injured: Gabriel Carlsson (upper body), Lukas Sedlak (ankle), Cam Atkinson (undisclosed)
Krejci will miss his fourth straight game. McIntyre was called up from Providence of the American Hockey League after Khudobin felt discomfort after practice Sunday. "He tweaked something in his lower body. It's nothing major," Cassidy said. … Motte was recalled from Cleveland of the AHL and will play if Atkinson is unavailable.
Marchand needs one goal for 200 in the NHL. Backes is one point away from 500 in the NHL. … The Blue Jackets can set a franchise record for October wins. They were 7-3-1 in October 2007.