(statistics from last season)
■ When, where: Thursday, 7 p.m., at TD Garden.
■ TV, radio: NESN, WBZ-FM (98.5).
■ Goals: Steven Stamkos 29, Martin St. Louis 17, Teddy Purcell 11.
■ Assists: St. Louis 43, Stamkos 28, Purcell 25.
■ Goaltending: Anders Lindback (10-10-1, 2.90 GAA), Ben Bishop (3-4-1, 2.99).
■ Head to head: This is the first of four meetings. The Bruins won all three games last season.
■ Miscellany: On Tuesday, St. Louis was named the ninth captain in franchise history . . . Former Providence College defenseman Matt Taormina is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.