AVALANCHE (18-8-2) at BRUINS (20-3-6)
7 p.m. ET; NESN, ALT, NHL.TV
The Boston Bruins will try to extend their point streak to 14 games when they play the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden on Saturday.
The Bruins, who are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, are 9-0-4 during the streak and are the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss at home (12-0-5).
The Avalanche have won five straight games while outscoring their opponents 22-9.
Players to watch
Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon has 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in his past nine games.
Bruins center David Krejci has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in his past 12 games.
They said it
"Well, top team in the League, dangerous all four lines, a real deep team, and they work. So a lot like Montreal (a 3-2 win on Thursday), they worked really hard and we had to come at them and make sure that all four lines and our depth was what was really rolling. And we're going to have to play the same way tonight." -- Avalanche coach Jared Bednar on Boston
"They're fast. You know I don't think they really have any holes. … They have some guys that can really burn you, just like we do. And they've got that young defenseman (Cale Makar) that no one really knows how good he actually is, but he looks pretty good to me. So those are the guys that you're going to have to watch. And they're a deep team. Like I said, they're a good team for a reason." -- Bruins forward Brett Ritchie on Colorado
Avalanche projected lineup
Mikko Rantanen -- Nathan MacKinnon -- Joonas Donskoi
Gabriel Landeskog -- J.T. Compher -- Andre Burakovsky
Matt Nieto -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Valeri Nichushkin
Vladislav Kamenev -- Tyson Jost -- T.J. Tynan
Ryan Graves -- Cale Makar
Nikita Zadorov -- Samuel Girard
Mark Barberio -- Ian Cole
Scratched: Calle Rosen, Matt Calvert
Injured: Erik Johnson (lower body), Nazem Kadri (lower body), Colin Wilson (lower body)
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- David Krejci -- David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk -- Charlie Coyle -- Danton Heinen
Anders Bjork -- Par Lindholm -- Brett Ritchie
Joakim Nordstrom -- Sean Kuraly -- Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo
John Moore -- Matt Grzelcyk
Scratched: David Backes, Connor Clifton, Steven Kampfer
Injured: Patrice Bergeron (lower body), Karson Kuhlman (fractured tibia), Kevan Miller (knee), Zach Senyshyn (lower body)
Kamenev will return to the lineup after missing two games because of an illness. He will replace Calvert, who is away from the Avalanche for personal reasons. … Ritchie will play after missing the past six games because of an upper-body injury.
Cole will play his 500th NHL game. … Rantanen has six points (one goal, five assists) in three games since returning to lineup after missing 16 games because of a lower-body injury. … Chara will play his 1,515th NHL game, passing Steve Yzerman for 20th in League history.