The (20-16-5) Winnipeg Jets are in Boston for their third game of the season against the (26-11-1) Bruins.
TSN 1290's coverage begins with Hustler & Lawless at 3pm ct. Rick Ralph hosts the official Jets pregame show at 5pm ct. Colour Analyst Shane Hnidy joins me for the play-by-by at 6pm ct.
The Jets are coming off their first win of 2012, a 2-1 overtime victory Saturday in Buffalo on a night Johnny Oduya scored the game winner and Ondrej Pavelec made 31 saves.
Pavelec will start again tonight, sporting a 15-13-5 record, 2.88 goals against average and .909 save percentage.
Based on yesterday's practice at the TD Garden and this morning's pre-game skate, listed below is the expected Jets roster:
Head Coach Claude Noel told TSN 1290 Derek Meech has been cleared for contact and is taking part in full practice with the team, however is not ready for a game.
The Bruins, who are coming off that spirited affair Saturday against Vancouver, will not have Brad Marchand in the line-up. He was suspended five games by the NHL yesterday for his hit on Sami Salo.
Tuukka Rask starts in goal. He leads the NHL with a 1.49 goals against average and .949 save percentage.
Based on yesterday's practice and this morning's pre-game skate, listed below is the expected Bruins roster:
Boston won the first game of the season here on November 26 against Winnipeg 4-2, while the Jets were 2-1 winners at MTS Centre December 6. The Jets host the final game between these two teams February 17.