The Boston Bruins had one of their most disappointing efforts of the season Thursday against the Ottawa Senators, but they can put those bad Thanksgiving memories behind them just one day later.
The B’s will be back on the ice Friday for their third game in four days when they host the Calgary Flames at TD Garden at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Boston likely will be without defenseman Zdeno Chara, who still is dealing with a lower body injury. That means John-Michael Liles likely will play alongside Brandon Carlo on the first defensive pairing, while Kevan Miller joins Joe Morrow on the third pairing. Winger David Pastrnak, meanwhile, is expected to play in his second consecutive game after returning from his own injury.
Former Boston College star Johnny Gaudreau won’t be on the ice for the Flames, as he could miss six weeks after having surgery done on a broken finger.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams.
BOSTON BRUINS (11-9-0)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Ryan Spooner–David Krejci–David Backes
Matt Beleskey–Riles Nash–Austin Czarnik
Tim Schaller–Dominic Moore–Jimmy Hayes
John-Michael Liles–Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug—Adam McQuaid
Joe Morrow–Kevan Miller
CALGARY FLAMES (9-12-1)
Kris Versteeg–Sean Monahan–Troy Brouwer
Matthew Tkachuk–Mikael Backlund–Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett–Matt Stajan–Alex Chiasson
Micheal Ferland–Freddie Hamilton–Garnet Hathaway
Mark Giordano–Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie–Dennis Wideman
Brett Kulak–Deryk Engelland
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