Anaheim Ducks (1-3-0, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Boston Bruins (3-1-0, first in the Atlantic Division)
Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Anaheim Ducks visit the Boston Bruins after Jakob Silfverberg's two-goal game against the New Jersey Devils in the Ducks' 4-2 loss.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ducks defenseman Urho Vaakanainen was taken off the Honda Center ice on a stretcher after he crashed into the end boards in the first period of Anaheim's preseason game against the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins strengthened their blue line as they make a push for the playoffs, acquiring defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Kodie Curran from the Anaheim Ducks for John Moore, Urho Vaakanainen and a package of draft picks.
Carolina Hurricanes (25-8-2, second in the Metropolitan) vs. Boston Bruins (22-11-2, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts Carolina trying to continue its three-game home winning streak.
Philadelphia Flyers (13-15-7, sixth in the Metropolitan) vs. Boston Bruins (20-11-2, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -259, Flyers +208; over/under is 6
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored twice 15 seconds apart in the first period and completed the hat trick with a short-handed goal in the second, leading the Boston Bruins to a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand skated around the ice, waiting for the cleanup crew to gather up the hats tossed over the glass to celebrate his fifth career hat trick.
He stopped to pick up a wide-brimmed purple number that will be signed by the team, dated and added to his collection.