BOSTON -- The Bruins were open for business after taking Wednesday off to recover from one of their worst losses of the season in Philadelphia, and now focus on getting back to positive thinking tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The game was rescheduled after the original date vs. the Bolts was postponed because of February's blizzard, and made things a little busier for the Black and Gold at the very end of the season.
Nathan Horton skated on his own prior to the morning skate, but won’t play tonight against Tampa Bay. Claude Julien said he’s still “day-to-day”, but he’s progressing well from a hand/wrist injury suffered after his fight with Jarome Iginla.
"We don't know where he's going to be by Saturday's game, and same thing with Sunday. He's progressing well," Julien said.
Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice for the Bruins, and should get the start tonight against the Lightning.
Here are the expected line combos and D-pairings based on morning skate: