BRUINS (31-24-6) at STARS (24-27-10)
12:30 p.m. ET; NBC, NHL.TV
Bruins team scope
The Boston Bruins will go for their third win in the finale of a four-game road trip. "I think we've been really smart," defenseman Torey Krug told the Bruins website after practice Saturday. "We're obviously getting the results right now, [2-1-0] on this road trip, that was a tough swing, and we have one more game, but we've been playing very smart, and that's important, because they're tough games, it's not easy and we're just capitalizing on our opportunities and shutting it down defensively." Goalie Tuukka Rask will start after he backed up Anton Khudobin in a 4-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. He has allowed eight goals in his past four starts. Rookie left wing Peter Cehlarik has found a spot on a line with center David Krejci and David Pastrnak, and has two assists in five NHL games. "It's all about the consistency and bringing it every game," Cehlarik said.
Stars team scope
Dallas Stars defenseman Johnny Oduya was activated off injured reserve and will return to the lineup for the first time since he injured his ankle Jan. 17 against the New York Rangers. Oduya practiced Saturday and coach Lindy Ruff said the 11:30 a.m. CT start makes warmups even more important. "I think that is a big deal, that you get up and running an hour or so before the game," Ruff said. "I think even the warmup they go through before they get on the ice is important at getting the blood pumping." After trading forward Patrick Eaves to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, the Stars will give more opportunities to younger forwards on the power play, including Brett Ritchie and Devin Shore. "Obviously it's a way you have to look at it," Ritchie said. "You don't want to be a seller, but [Eaves] was a right wing and ahead of me in the lineup, so someone now gets a chance to move up." Goalie Kari Lehtonen, who has won back-to-back starts, is expected to start.
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Backes
Peter Cehlarik -- David Krejci -- David Pastrnak
Frank Vatrano -- Ryan Spooner -- Jimmy Hayes
Matt Beleskey -- Dominic Moore -- Tim Schaller
Zdeno Chara -- Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug -- Adam McQuaid
Kevan Miller -- Colin Miller
Scratched: Riley Nash, John-Michael Liles
Injured: Zac Rinaldo (hand)
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Cody Eakin -- Brett Ritchie
Antoine Roussel -- Tyler Seguin -- Patrick Sharp
Lauri Korpikoski -- Radek Faksa -- Jason Spezza
Curtis McKenzie -- Devin Shore -- Jiri Hudler
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis -- Jordie Benn
Johnny Oduya -- Stephen Johns
Scratched: Remi Elie, Patrik Nemeth, Jamie Oleksiak
Injured: Mattias Janmark (knee), Ales Hemsky (hip), Adam Cracknell (lower-body), Johnny Oduya (ankle)
The Stars recalled Elie, a forward, from Texas of the American Hockey League on Saturday.
Jamie Benn has four goals and three assists in the past five games. Seguin has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in the past five. … Marchand has 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in the past 11 games.