Causeway gameday! Boston Bruins host LA Kings

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Brad Marchand
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Brad Marchand /
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The Boston Bruins will look to string two wins together for the first time this season when they welcome the Kings to town tonight.  Tuukka Rask will be back between the pipes after missing three games with a concussion.

Coming off a good win over San Jose Thursday, the Boston Bruins face off against the best team in the Western Conference.  The Kings enter tonight’s game with an 8-1-1 record.  Can Boston hand LA their second loss of the year?

It was another Bruins rookie making headlines the last time they were on the ice.  Danton Heinen scored both of Boston’s goals in a 2-1 win over the Sharks.  The goals marked the first and second of Heinen’s young career.  The Bruins will need another great game from Heinen and the rest of the team to take down the Kings.

Schedule

The Bruins and Kings will play at the TD Garden tonight at 7:00 PM EST.  NESN has the game on TV while 98.5 The Sports Hub will have the call on the radio.  The Kings are playing their fifth game of a six game road trip.  Tonight marks the ninth game of the season for the Bruins and we’ll see if they can stay above the .500 mark.

What to watch for

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LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 15: Tuukka Rask /

Tuukka Rask will be back in net for the B’s tonight after a roller coaster week for Anton Khudobin.  The Bruins’s twitter account confirmed this morning:

Rask has been sidelined with a concussion that he suffered on October 18th.  In his absence, Khudobin started three games and ended with a 2-1 record.  However, the loss came at the hands of the Sabres after holding a three goal lead.

Referenced in the above tweet, Bruce Cassidy will be going with the same lineup that defeated the Sharks Thursday night.  Those lines are:

David Krejci remains out with a back injury.  Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston tweeted an update on Krejci Friday:

Will the Bruins finally get their first winning streak of the year?  Can they hand the hottest team in the west only their second regulation loss?  Those questions will be answered on the ice tonight in Boston at 7.