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PREVIEW: Bruins host Canadiens in Original Six matchup

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins
DeBrusk will look to be a real nuisance for Montreal tonight.
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

PREVIEW

Just the Facts

Who: The Boston Bruins host the Montreal Canadiens.

What: Boston “welcomes” Montreal for the first of four regular-season matchups.

When: 7:00 PM

Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA

How to watch: NESN, NHLN-US, TVAS, SN1, CITY (This... seems like too many channels?)

Rival SBN site: Habs’ Eyes on the Prize

Know Your Enemy

Montreal is 5-1-2, with their wins and losses coming against a pretty balanced slate of games. They’ve beaten Pittsburgh twice (once in the shootout), yet have lost to the Ottawa Senators, as well as the Buffalo Sabres last night. It’s... a bit of a mixed bag. They do still have one of the best goalies in the game in Carey Price.

Team Leaders

Goals: Brendan Gallagher, 5

Assists: Jeff Petry, 8

Points: Max Domi has 10, Petry has 9, and Tomas Tatar has 8.

Other notes: Jonathan Drouin needs a haircut.

Game Notes

  • With Kevan Miller, Charlie McAvoy, and Torey Krug, and Urho Vaakanainen recovering from injury, Jeremy Lauzon draws into his second career NHL game. He played well in his first opportunity, and there’s hope that the depth in Providence might contribute sooner rather than later to the Bruins’ current success. Krug may well return, as well - he wasn’t with the injured crop of players during the pregame skate this morning.
  • With Jaroslav Halak starting against Philly, look for Tuukka Rask to return to the net tonight. Lines post coming later.
  • This seems important: Boston Bruins Brazil calls Charlie McAvoy ‘Braveheart’, according to translation services on Twitter: (that would be Coracao Valente; forgive my English keyboard, Brazilians)

We hope you all slept in after the Red Sox game last night!