Just the Facts
When: 7 pm
Where: TD Garden
Watch: NESN, TVA, CSN MA
Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub, NHL Radio
Rival SB Nation Site: Japers' Rink
After getting embarrassed by their archival Montreal Canadiens, the Bruins have had a few days to regroup before hosting the leaders of the Eastern Conference, the Washington Capitals.
-Washington is certainly a force to be reckoned with, and it all starts with their starting goaltender. Braden Holtby is a jaw dropping 24-4-2 with a sparkling 1.92 goals against average and .932 save percentage. Not too bad, eh?
-The Bruins will be without David Krejci (upper body), Brad Marchand (suspension), and David Pastrnak (finger/AHL/general mismanagement), so the offense will be missing some significant pieces.
-The Capitals are 8-1-1 in their last ten, but have lost their two (one in regulation, one in overtime), while the Bruins are a modest 5-4-1.