On Sunday, February 12, at 7:30PM ET, The Boston Bruins (28-23-6) will host the Montreal Canadians (31-18-8). This is the second game in a back-to-back weekend for both teams.


Since the firing of head coach Claude Julien, the Bruins are 2-0 under interim coach Bruce Cassidy. In a Saturday matinee yesterday, the Bs held off Vancouver to come away with a 4-3 victory. With two goals coming from defensemen (K. Miller, C. Miller), the Bs finally had a well-rounded offensive attack. Khudobin was in net yesterday, which means Rask will be between the pipes tonight.

In the past seven games, the Bs have scored at least four goals in all but one, totaling 30. They are 5-2 in those seven games, but have also allowed 26 goals. While it is a good sign that they seem to be finding the back of the net, locking up defensively is still an issue. This is the last game before heading into a week off and the hope is to end on a high note. They will have six days off before heading to San Jose.

Need to know: Canadians
The Canadians visit Boston after a 4-2 loss to St. Louis last night. They still sit in first in the Atlantic with 70 points in 57 games. However, the margin is closing as Ottawa is only six points behind with four games in hand and the Bruins are eight points back. Montreal continues to look for consistency as of late. They are 1-5 in the past six games and have allowed 19 goals. Injured forward Brandon Gallagher could make his return tonight after missing the past 18 games. One note to make is that the Canadians are actually 9-0 against the Bruins at the Garden and have not lost to Boston in an away game since January 2012.

Projected lineup: 
Marchand – Bergeron – Backes
Cehlarik – Krejci – Pastrnak
Vatarano – Spooner – Hayes
Schaller – Moore – Nash

Chara – Carlo
Krug – McQuaid
K. Miller – C. Miller