Mar 3, 2013; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller (81) is defended by Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) during the second period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Canadiens, Bruins battle for Division lead


Tonight, we have a Northeast division battle in Beantown, as the Canadiens take-on the Bruins at TD Gardens.

Whoever comes out on top tonight will take over 1st in the division as both teams are tied for 1st with 45pts.

For live updates from the game tonight, follow along on our live blog HERE.

Here is a look at player stats, game notes and more, for tonight’s match-up:

Team Records: Canadiens - 4th in East (20-7-5, 45 points) vs Bruins - 2nd in East (21-7-3, 45 points)

Game Notes:

- Carey Price will get the nod for the 27th time this season.

- The Bruins claimed Kaspars Daugavins off waivers today. He will not play tonight.

- Tuuka Rask is expected to make his 23rd start of the season for the Bruins.

Leading Scorers:

Montreal

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Ryder 31 10 15 25 +5 12 6 2
M. Pacioretty 28 9 16 25 +3 20 2 0
T. Plekanec 32 12 10 22 +4 18 4 2
Boston
Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Bergeron 31 9 18 27 +21 12 1 3
B. Marchand 30 13 13 26 +19 15 3 4
D. Krejci 30 7 18 25 +3 14 0 4
Goaltenders:
Montreal
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Price 26 1582 16-6-4 60 691 2.28 .913
P. Budaj 6 364 4-1-1 15 155 2.47 .903
Boston
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
T. Rask 23 1360 15-4-3 43 594 1.90 .928
A. Khudobin 9 519 6-3-0 20 239 2.31 .916

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