- Markov & Diaz (8 PTS)
- TOP GUNS
- LAST 10 GAMES
- D. KREJCI (7 pts)
The Habs are coming off back-to-back victories over the Buffalo Sabres and the Ottawa Senators last weekend. With a record of 6-2-0 (12 points) on the season, Montreal trails Boston by just one point for top spot in the Northeast Division.
Winners of four of their last five games, the Bruins have only lost once this season in regulation time. Last Saturday night, Boston blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Goaltender Tuukka Rask made 21 stops to register his 12th career shutout.
After winning the first two games against the Bruins last season, the Habs dropped the next four contests between the division rivals.
- Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien has indicated that Ryan White will be back in the lineup sometime this week, but it will not be against the Bruins on Wednesday night.
- David Desharnais will look to extend his goal-streak to three games against Boston on Wednesday.
- Carey Price could make a third consecutive start in goal for the Canadiens.
- While Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton did not make the trip to Montreal with the Bruins, Brad Marchand did accompany the team, but will not suit up for Boston due to injury.
- The Bruins have recalled forward Ryan Spooner from Providence on an emergency basis. He joined the team in Montreal for practice on Tuesday.
- Tuukka Rask will get the start in goal for the Bruins.
Number of points all-time the Canadiens have earned in 717 games played against the Bruins.