Jets at Bruins
After putting forth a strong effort in their season opener, the Boston Bruins will look to continue their dominance over Monday's adversary as the Winnipeg Jets pay a visit to TD Garden. Tuukka Rask was solid in his return to the starting role with two-time Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas electing to remain a spectator this season. Rask finished with 20 saves as Boston posted a 3-1 triumph over the New York Rangers on Saturday.
Boston hasn't been a favorable travel destination for the Jets, who have dropped 10 consecutive road contests to the Bruins dating back to their days when they were known as the Atlanta Thrashers. Winnipeg, which won both of its home outings with Boston last season, is coming off a sluggish 4-1 setback to Ottawa on Saturday.
TV: 1 p.m., TSN (Winnipeg), NESN (Boston)
ABOUT THE JETS (0-1-0): Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien scored his team's lone goal versus the Senators, but admitted that sloppy play was to blame for his team's season-opening loss. Winnipeg was facing a one-goal deficit before a lackluster third-period performance proved to be its undoing. Ondrej Pavelec, who had 33 saves against Ottawa, faced 150 shots in four games versus Boston last season.
ABOUT THE BRUINS (1-0-0): Claude Julien isn't asking for a quarter, but he knows what awaits his team - and the others in the NHL, for that matter. "There's no forgiving in a shortened schedule," the Bruins coach said following Sunday's practice before adding that the team needs to take each day as it comes. Julien praised Milan Lucic for showing aggressiveness - just a few days removed from the birth of his daughter Valentina. Lucic scored Boston's first goal on Saturday.
1. D Aaron Johnson rejoined Boston after returning from a conditioning stint with Providence of the American Hockey League.
2. Winnipeg will travel to Washington on Tuesday before returning home to Manitoba for a pair of home games this weekend.
3. LW Chris Bourque, who is the son of the Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, made his debut with the Bruins on Saturday. He logged over 12 1/2 minutes and finished with a minus-1.
Bruins 4, Jets 2