Preseason Preview: Bruins vs. Habs. Let's get this show on the road.

Richard Wolowicz

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7 PM, Bell Centre. TV Broadcast: NHL Network, TSN2, RDS. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub.

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Canadiens group playing tonight:

Forwards: Travis Moen, Gabriel Dumont, Michael Blunden, Daniel Brière, David Desharnais, Ryan White, Christian Thomas, Max Pacioretty, Louis Leblanc, Nick Tarnasky, Charles Hudon, Stefan Fournier

Defensemen: Douglas Murray, Jarred Tinordi, Josh Gorges, Francis Bouillon, P.K. Subban, Darren Dietz

Goalies: Carey Price, Robert Mayer

Bruins group playing tonight:

Forwards: Anthony Camara, Craig Cunningham, Alex Fallstrom, Rob Flick, Matt Fraser, Jarome Iginla, Nick Johnson, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Daniel Paille, Carl Söderberg, Ryan Spooner, Shawn Thornton

Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Tommy Cross, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Zach Trotman, Ben Youds

Goaltenders: Chad Johnson, Malcolm Subban


Right off the bat in the preseason, we get to hate the Habs. Awesome. The Canadiens played against Buffalo last night and lost 5-4, and will likely be bringing a different-look group to play against the Bruins tonight. Look for Carey Price to get the start, while Chad Johnson (aka tres-cero) gets the start for Boston.

While any game against the Canadiens is good fodder for antagonism and rivalry-based anger, tonight's game should be a good exercise for a few lines/pairings looking to renew and generate chemistry. The Krug-McQuaid pairing will look to pick up where they left off, while Jarome Iginla will try to make things work on a line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic. Those who haven't attended any training camp sessions will get their first real look at Matt Fraser and Nick Johnson, and those who haven't seen many Providence games will get a good look at Craig Cunningham, Alex Fallstrom, and Ryan Spooner.

As a guess on the lines, we may see Lucic-Krejci-Iginla, Camara-Spooner-Johnson, Fraser-Soderberg-Cunningham, and Paille-Fallstrom-Thornton.

Not all members of Zdeno Chara's "Group B" will play tonight against the Habs - in fact, Chara himself is staying in Boston, along with Gregory Campbell, Adam Morrison, and Tyler Randell.

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