Claude Julien confirmed that Phil Kessel, Shawn Thornton, and Aaron Ward, all missing from the last game, will be in the lineup tonight. Kessel said he feels ready to go after sitting out the last five games.
* The Bruins have 112 points, three fewer than overall leader San Jose. Julien acknowledged that the President's Trophy might be out of his club's reach, especially considering that Colorado and Phoenix are among San Jose's final opponents. "We're certainly not going to put all our eggs in one basket and push for that," Julien said. "If it doesn't happen, it's not the end of the world. We want to focus on something that's much bigger than that. Hopefully we can go out and push for a bigger prize."