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Bruins vs. Canadiens Preview: Atlantic Battle

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Both teams have three wins, separated by a point on the young season.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Just the facts

Where: TD Garden Boston, MA

When: 7 PM

Follow: NESN, TVAS, 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SBN site: Eyes on the Prize

Game notes

  • Both teams come in with three wins in four games, with the Habs ahead by virtue of an OTL vs. the Bruins’ regulation loss. Both teams won their last game.
  • Carey Price made his first NHL appearance in approximately 302 years Thursday vs. Phoenix. He made 27 saves on 29 shots in Montreal’s 5-2 win over Arizona. Habs fans are pretty pumped up that he’s back.
  • Will the Bruins continue lineup Bingo tonight, or does Ryan Spooner take another trip to Level 9? The Bruins, as a team, played pretty well on Thursday night. The Krejci line looked dangerous for the first time all year, the third line had a few “working hard” shifts...is there room for Spooner?
  • Shea Weber, who was acquired in the PK Subban trade (lol), is having a productive season thus far: 1 goal, 3 assists and a very Good Canadian Boy personality. Michel Therrien approves.
  • Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists). Thursday marked the first game this season in which David Pastrnak failed to score a goal. Put him down for 18 tonight.
  • The Bruins went 2-3 against Montreal last year, being outscored 15-12 in the process. The Bruins took the most recent regular season game between the two sides, 4-1 at the Bell Centre in January.

Never forget

He won’t be playing tonight, but this was still pretty cool.