WILMINGTON, Mass. — After coming up on the short end of the battle of  the top two teams in the NHL  last night, 5-2, to San Jose at TD Banknorth Garden, the Boston Bruins are holding an optional on-ice practice.

Just Manny Fernandez, Mark Stuart, Matt Hunwick, Blake Wheeler and Byron Bitz are on the ice with Craig Ramsay, Bob Essensa and Doug Houda.

The rest of the players are all working out off the ice.

More in a little bit.