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.
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.