Lots of weird little storylines for tonight's game at the TD Garden. For starters, it's former UMaine goalie Ben Bishop's first game back in Boston since his college career ended; same for defenseman Eric Gryba, a former BU player and NCAA champion. Here's a fun photo gallery featuring both of them, if you feel like taking a trip down memory lane like I did earlier today.

You might have noticed that some of the Sens players listed in their lineup above are highlighted - eight names, to be exact. In 2011, the AHL's Binghamton Senators won the Calder Cup; those highlighted names are that year's Calder Cup champions currently on the team's NHL roster. Pretty cool how AHL success can translate to time in the big show.

Tonight will be the first time a Bruins goalie not named Tim Thomas will start against the Senators on Garden ice since 2009, when Manny Fernandez got a crack at Ottawa. Thomas' record against Ottawa was ridiculous. Of all the teams he faced in his career, he played the most minutes against Ottawa, and had a 23-9-2 record against them in 34 games played, with six shutouts, the most against any team he's played. Luckily, Tuukka Rask seems to be on a similar roll against the Senators - he has 0 losses, in regulation or overtime, against Ottawa, and has shut them out once.