The Boston Bruins(15-12-2) will face off tonight against The Montreal Canadiens (19-6-3). This will be the third meeting for the two teams this season, with the Bruins losing both of the previous match-ups. Montreal is first in the Eastern Conference (and the league), while the Bruins sit in 8th.
The Bruins are coming off losing their third straight game on Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Montreal, on the other hand, is coming off a huge win against the Avalanche Saturday, winning 10-1.
The Bruins recalled Acciari and Heinen for Saturday’s game, and should be in the lineup tonight.
Montreal will be missing Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais, both of whom are out with knee injuries.
Where to Watch
Start Time: 7:30 pm EST
Arena: Bell Centre
Radio: 98.5 Sports Hub
Projected Line Up
Marchand- Bergeron- Backes
Schaller- Krejci- Pastrnak
Heinen-Spooner- Czarnik (Maybe Hayes)
Moore- Nash- Acciari
K.Miller – C.Miller
What to Watch For
The Bruins did some serious line changes in practice this weekend. They have struggled lately to produce any offense. David Pastrnak has 18 goals on the season, but cannot carry the team on his own. Marchand has a five-game point streak, getting the only goal in Saturday’s game against the Leafs.
Goal tending has become inconsistent lately, so look for Tuukka to come out strong tonight and try to fix his mistakes from the past week.
Montreal is clearly clicking on the offensive end of things, scoring ten goals in their game against Colorado on Saturday. Montreal currently boasts 14 wins of their 18 home games. Bruins will need to combat this with a strong defense, and defensive forwards.
These teams are known for being one of most fierce rivalries in the NHL. hat rivalry will re-ignite this evening, surfacing the legacy of bitterness. Should be a fast paced, physical and loud game.
Puck drops at 7:30 pm in Montreal, local time.