Andrew Ference, you'll remember, boarded Ryan McDonagh from behind in overtime in the last visit to TD Garden, and was suspended for three games.
McDonagh said today that he was "more worried about winning" the game than exacting revenge on Ference.
And Bruins coach Claude Julien said he thought there wouldn't be any tension:
"First of all, he got suspended for it. And I think both teams realize it wasn't something that was malicious and done on purpose and understands after the fact that he should've maybe slowed down a bit. But he didn't go in there trying ot injure a player. I think the page has been turned on that...I would suspect it is. You don't like to see those injuries. We were glad to hear he (McDomagh) was back playing the next game. To me that's certainly not the key point to tonight's game because there's a lot more at stake than that."