GOLDEN KNIGHTS (8-3-0) at BRUINS (4-3-3)
7 p.m. ET; SN, SN360, TVA Sports, NESN, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV
The Boston Bruins (0-0-2) and Vegas Golden Knights (0-2-0) each will try to end their two-game losing streaks when they play at TD Garden on Thursday.
Although the Bruins have lost their past two games, they have at least one point in each of their past five games (2-0-3).
The Golden Knights, who have lost consecutive games for the first time, will look to tighten up their defense after allowing six goals in each of their past two games.
Players to watch
Golden Knights defenseman Colin Miller, who played for the Bruins 2015-17, has eight points (two goals, six assists) during a six-game point streak.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has six points (two goals, four assists) in the past five games.
They said it
"I told the guys the other day, it's two losses. I thought we should've won both those hockey games. I really felt we played well enough to win and then in the third period we backed off and we let the other team take it to us. So it's disappointing that we lost because I really believe we should be 10-1 right now. So hopefully the guys will come out and respond to it." -- Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant
"That's what it is, an opportunity. That's what I'm looking for. Been working hard and trying to work with the coaches on the ice after [practice] to get better and get better at things they want me to do." -- Bruins forward Matt Beleskey, who will play after being a healthy scratch the past three games
Golden Knights projected lineup
David Perron -- Cody Eakin -- James Neal
Erik Haula -- Oscar Lindberg -- Alex Tuch
Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith
William Carrier -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Tomas Nosek
Luca Sbisa -- Nate Schmidt
Colin Miller -- Brad Hunt
Deryk Engelland -- Shea Theodore
Scratched: Jon Merrill , Brandon Leipsic, Brayden McNabb
Injured: Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion), Malcolm Subban (lower body), Clayton Stoner (lower body), Oscar Dansk (lower body)
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak
Danton Heinen -- Austin Czarnik -- Anders Bjork
Jake DeBrusk -- Riley Nash -- Tim Schaller
Matt Beleskey -- Sean Kuraly -- Jordan Szwarz
Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo
Kevan Miller -- Paul Postma
Scratched: Frank Vatrano
Injured: Anton Khudobin (lower body), David Backes (diverticulitis), Ryan Spooner (groin), Adam McQuaid (leg), Noel Acciari (finger), David Krejci (upper body)
Gallant said he may juggle his lineup after the 6-4 loss at the New York Rangers on Tuesday. ... Czarnik was called up on an emergency basis from Providence of the American Hockey League.
The Golden Knights have an NHL-best plus-12 goal differential (17-5) in the second period this season. ... The Bruins have scored at least one power-play goal in six of their 10 games and are No. 4 in the League in power-play efficiency at 28.9 percent.