Preview: Bitter Enemies face-off as Canadiens host Bruins

We have the second battle in 2 weeks between two bitter enemies tonight, as the Bruins come to Montreal to take-on the Habs.

The last meeting between the two saw Boston score four unanswered goals in the second before Montreal came back in the third and took it in the shootout.

Tonight’s game should provide some great entertainment and a high dose of action!

Follow along on our live blog for tonight’s game HERE.

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

Team Records: Canadiens - 2nd in East (24-8-5, 53 points) vs Bruins - 4th in East (24-8-4, 52 points)

Season Series:

Date Score Game Winner
Apr 06 ’13 TONIGHT
Mar 27 ’13 MTL 6 at BOS 5 – SO B. Gallagher
Mar 03 ’13 MTL 4 at BOS 3 D. Desharnais
Feb 06 ’13 BOS 2 at MTL 1 D. Krejci

*Winners of each game are in Bold.

Game Notes:

- Tomas Plekanec is day-to-day so there’s no word on if he will play tonight.

- Peter Budaj could start tonight for the Habs. Hasn’t been announced yet.

- Max Pacioretty is expected to play tonight.

- Jaromir Jagr and Wade Redden will play the Habs for the first time as Bruins tonight.


Leading Scorers:

Montreal

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Ryder 36 15 16 31 +4 14 7 4
M. Pacioretty 33 11 19 30 +7 20 2 0
P. Subban 31 10 20 30 +12 26 6 0

Boston

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Bergeron 35 10 21 31 +23 14 2 3
B. Marchand 35 14 16 30 +22 17 3 4
D. Krejci 35 9 21 30 +5 16 0 5

Goaltenders:

Montreal
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Price 30 1801 18-7-4 69 803 2.30 .914
P. Budaj 8 448 6-1-1 17 204 2.28 .917
Boston
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
T. Rask 26 1544 16-5-4 50 683 1.94 .927
A. Khudobin 11 639 8-3-0 22 312 2.07 .929

Topics: Boston Bruins, Game Preview, Montreal Canadiens

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