Tonight’s game against Atlanta is huge for the Bruins if they hope to gain some ground on the team directly below them in the standings. Atlanta has won four in a row and is only one point behind the 8th seeded Bruins. Despite trading away superstar Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta has some heart and are still in excellent position to make a push for the playoffs. If the Bruins were to win tonight’s game they could possibly be only 3 points out of the 5 seed.
The expected lineup is below. Tuukka Rask is expected to start in goal.