The focus in the Bruins' dressing room following this morning's skate was on the two guys who just got here: former Bruin Brian Rolston and Quincy native and life-long Boston fan Matt Moulson.
The two, of course, just arrived in a trade from the New York Islanders and are ready to make an impact in Black and Gold.
But it was Joe Corvo who had the quote of the week, saying on Monday that he's "going to try to fight" Kyle Turris after Turris send Corvo sidelong into the boards with an elbow to the head in the third period of Boston's 5-3 victory at Ottawa on Saturday.
Corvo, whose only fight in 628 NHL games came earlier this season as a member of the Bruins, may not have to drop the lumber, however. Enforcer Shawn Thornton returns to the ice tonight for Boston after missing Saturday's game with flu-like symptoms, and there's little doubt that he'll be looking for a fight, although it's unlikely that Turris would be willing to throw down with anyone, much less Thornton.
But while the Corvo-Turris story gets its share of the attention, the real focus is for Boston to extend its win streak against Ottawa to nine games and increase its Northeast Division lead to seven points.
Both Rolston and Mottau will be in for Boston, with Rolston playing between Jordan Caron and Benoit Pouliot on what's probably the slowest line that Boston's rolled out in quite a while, and Mottau paired with Andrew Ference while Adam McQuaid moves up to Zdeno Chara's side in place of a concussed Johnny Boychuk.
Tim Thomas gets the start in net again after a strong performance on Saturday - save for his defense leaving him out to dry on two late Daniel Alfredsson goals.