The Bruins will play their Northeast Division rivals, the Montreal Canadiens one final time this season when the two teams take the ice at the Bell Centre at 7:00 on Saturday night. The Bruins are coming off a 5-1 beatdown of the Philadelphia Flyers, while the Canadiens are riding a 4-game win streak. The Habs have the edge in the season series, as the Bruins have gone 1-2-2 against Le Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge. Only two points separate the B's from the Habs in the Eastern Conference standings. Both teams are fighting to remain in the playoff picture in the East with the Bruins holding down the 8th spot with 72 points in 66 games, while Montreal currently sits in 7th place with 74 points in 69 games.
Boston Bruins Injuries
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
- The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games.
- Miroslav Satan practiced on Friday after missing Thursday night's game in Philly with a groin injury. He should be considered a game-time decision.
- Peter Chiarelli is holding a
smoke and mirrors show conference call with season ticket holders on Thursday, March 18th to defend himself after doing nothing at the deadline discuss the direction of this team.
- Defensemanwas sent back down to Providence after Thursday night's game.
- Fluto Shinzawa of The Globe expects Tuukka Rask to get the start in goal for the B's tonight.
- Jaroslav Halak was the first goalie off the ice for the Habs during the morning skate, so look for him to get the start in net.
- Game starts at 7:00 and can be seen on NESN and the NHL Network in the U.S. and CBC and RDS North of the Border.
- Public Skate open thread starts right here at 6:30.