The team that has been heading south is heading north to take on the Montreal Canadiens. When the Bruins take the ice at the Bell Centre against the Habs at 3:00, they will try to snap a 10-game losing streak and avoid tying the longest losing streak in franchise history that dates back to the 1924-'25 season. Despite a growing list of injuries that are mounting for the Canadiens, Montreal is riding a 3-game win streak and coming off a 5-3 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
Know Your Enemy
Montreal Canadiens (28-25-6)
Head Coach: Jacques Martin
SB Nation's Canadiens Blog: Habs Eyes on The Prize
Leading Goal Scorer:
|2009 - Mike Cammalleri||26||22||48||10||14|
Leading Healthy Goal Scorer:
|2009 - Brian Gionta||16||13||29||2||18|
|2009 - Carey Price||33||1953||11||17||89||2.73||1020||931||.913||0|
|2009 - Jaroslav Halak||28||1632||17||8||66||2.43||922||856||.928||3|
Montreal: Sergei Kostitsyn (questionable; ankle), Benoit Pouliot (doubtful; undisclosed injury), Paul Mara (out; upper body), Marc-Andre Bergeron (out; undisclosed), Mike Cammalleri (out; knee), Oliver Fortier (out; shoulder), Andrei Kostitsyn (out; knee)
- Claude Julien indicated that there was a good possibility that Andrew Ference could return to the lineup today after missing time with a groin injury. The defenseman skated during the pregame skate before yesterday's game, but was scratched from the lineup.
- The Habs recently called up 3 players from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL.
- In typical Habs fan fashion, Robert from Habs Eyes on The Prize is talking about the past.
- Your useless stat of the day: Bruins are 11-4-2 on Sunday Bowl Sunday (H/T to NESN's Naoko Funayama for that one)
- The Bruins are 0-1-2 vs. Montreal this year.
- There was no morning skate today, so we will not know about lines or starting goalies until game time. I would guess that they would go with Tim Thomas today since they played yesterday and Rask has had the last two starts. I would kind of like to see Julien stick with Rask, though. He has played well the last two games and I would like to see how he responds to playing on back-to-back days with the atmosphere in Montreal.
- The game starts at 3:00 with the Public Skate (open thread) starting right here at 2:30.
Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Habs Fan YouTube Video
That was shot after the #1 seed Montreal Canadiens beat the #8 seed Boston Bruins in 2008...Act like you have been there before.