The Bruins head out west for two games before making their way back home to the East Coast. However, they will have to face the Phoenix Coyotes and the Dallas Stars before heading to New Jersey and finally back to Boston just a couple days after the new year.
But they aren't thinking that far ahead, and their first road block will be in Glendale, Arizona. The Bruins are coming off a hot 8-0 win against the Southeast Division leading Florida Panthers and have had four days in between games to rest up. Brad Marchand scored his first career hat trick in that game, while Tuukka Rask picked up his second consecutive shut out.
Meanwhile, the Coyotes have lost their last two games, going head-to-head with the St. Louis Blues where they lost 3-2 on Friday and on Monday, took a 4-3 loss against the L.A. Kings.
Raffi Torres did score two goals against the Kings and three points in their last two games, though he only has 11 points so far this season.
This is the only meeting between these two teams this year and the Bruins are hoping to take two points and extend their winning streak to seven games. The last time they played against each other was the first game of the season last year in Prague. The Coyotes won that game 5-2, but the Bruins came back the next game and Tim Thomas shut them down 3-0.
The game tonight will be broadcast on NESN and aired on 98.5 The Sports Hub. The puck drops at 9 p.m. EST.