The Montreal Canadiens will try to put their ugly streak behind them on Tuesday night when they face their big rivals, the Boston Bruins, at the Bell Center.
Indeed, the CH has been defeated in its last four meetings, all against lower-ranked teams – the New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers. For the Bruins, the situation is a little different, with the Massachusetts formation at the top of the Atlantic section.
For his part, the Habs (27 points) is still third in the standings of the same division, but is followed by the Tampa Bay Lightning (26 points), the Toronto Maple Leafs (26 points) and the Buffalo Sabers (25 points). points).
The Bruins will be without the services of Quebec center Patrice Bergeron, who recently aggravated a lower-body injury.
The Canadian remains without wingers Jonathan Drouin (wrist) and Paul Byron (knee), injured for a long time.
This is a second confrontation between the two formations; the former having been to the advantage of the CH.
Jaroslav Halak will be the goalkeeper of the Bruins. He should be opposed to Carey Price.