When, where: Tonight, 7, TD Banknorth Garden.
TV, radio: NESN, WBZ (1030).
Goals: Slava Kozlov 13, Ilya Kovalchuk 11, Bryan Little 11.
Assists: Kovalchuk 19, Todd White 15, Ron Hainsey 12.
Goaltending: Johan Hedberg (5-5-2, 3.68 GAA), Ondrej Pavelec (2-5-0, 3.44).
Head to head: This is the third of four meetings (the Bruins are 2-0).
Miscellany: With White nursing a sore neck, Colin Stuart, older brother of Bruin Mark Stuart, was recalled from Chicago (AHL). White was able to play so Stuart was held out of the lineup . . . The Kozlov-Little-White line had just one goal in five games before netting two last night . . . Thirty-nine-year-old defenseman Mathieu Schneider is day to day but hopes to come back this weekend. The former Mount St. Charles (R.I.) star suffered an upper-body injury Nov. 30 . . . Among goalies who have played at least 10 games, Hedberg entered the weekend with the second-worst goals-against average in the league . . . Boris Valabik, a 6-foot-7-inch rookie defenseman, scored his first NHL goal last night.