Montreal Canadiens Attempt To End Boston Bruins 12 Game Winning Streak

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Mar 12, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Thomas Vanek (20) prepares to make a save in front of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Two of the hottest teams in the National Hockey League face off tonight when the Montreal Canadiens travel to Boston to take on the Bruins.

After a lousy road trip out west ended with a 1-4-0 record, the Habs have turned the tables and have now won four of their past five. A 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night pushed the Canadiens into a stranglehold on third in the Atlantic Division, and puts a safe distance between them and non playoff teams.

Mar 12, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin (74) battles for the puck with Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic (17) during the third period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins on the other hand, have been hot all month, After losing 4-2 to the Washington Capitals on March 1st, the Bruins have reeled off 12 straight victories, and are the only team in the Eastern Conference to have already locked up a plyoff berth.

The Original Six rivals have met three times already this season, with the Canadiens holding a 2-1 advantage in victories. The Habs squeaked out a 2-1 win back on December 5th, and the teams have traded 4-1 wins in the two recent meetings. The Habs won the only game in Boston thus far.

Montreal has been a solid road team all season, posting a 19-14-2 record when on the road, while the Bruins have an outstanding home record of 28-7-2.

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