Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens | Game Preview

Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens | Game Preview

After a comeback win to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins at the TD Garden, the Boston Bruins travel up north to face an old rival. With the win streak now extended to six games, the boys in Black and Gold are looking to add one more win to close out their back-to-back.

Quick Game Recap

The Boston Bruins are coming off a 6-4 win after recovering from an abysmal second period against the Penguins. Boston came out of the gate early in the first, and was up 2-0 at the end of the period. Not be undone, Pittsburgh came out strong and had more control in the second. After four unanswered goals by the Pens, the Bruins had their work cut out for them. With a chippy third period underway, the Bruins found themselves trailing 4-3. After a blast from Torey Krug to tie things up, Boston would restore the lead late in the third after a wrist shot from Brad Marchand.

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First Line Attack

Marchand had a night, extending his point streak to 13 games. He picked up five points with two goals and three assists. David Pastrnak had one goal and assist to also extend his point streak to 12 games. He still leads the league in goals (14) and points (27). Marchand leads the league with 18 assists. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak made 40 saves. Expect Tuukka Rask (7-0-1) in net for Boston tonight against Montreal. Rask leads the league in goals-against average (1.49), and leads in save percentage (0.949)

Welcome to Quebec

Over the years, the Boston/Montreal rivalry is considered to be among the greatest in sports history. While contention has gone back and forth between the two teams, the Canadiens find themselves trailing behind the Bruins in the standings. Tuesday’s match-up will nonetheless be important to both teams. The Bruins are now 11-1-2 and first in the Atlantic Division, while Montreal dropped their last bout against the Dallas Stars after winning three games in a row.

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The Habs are 7-5-2 and are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. They’re currently fifth in the Atlantic Division behind the Toronto Maple Leafs. Expect Carey Price in goal for Montreal. The 32-year-old Price has a 6-4-1 record, with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.

It was recently announced that the Bruins have placed Par Lindholm on injured reserve and have recalled Providence’s Zach Senyshyn.

WHEN TO WATCH: TONIGHT with puck drop at 7:30 PM


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