- m. ryder (31 PTS)
- TOP GUNS
- LAST 10 GAMES
- P. BERGERON (31 pts)
The Habs are coming off a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, securing their fourth win in the last five games. Michael Ryder tallied twice for the Canadiens, while Brian Gionta and Alex Galchenyuk also beat netminder Ondrej Pavelec to maintain a perfect record against southeast division opponents on the year. Goaltender Peter Budaj turned aside 33 shots to record his sixth straight win.
Winners of three straight games, the Bruins most recently posted a 1-0 shutout victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Tuukka Rask made 40 saves to record his third shutout of the season for Boston.
Saturday night’s tilt will be the fourth and final regular season meeting between Boston and Montreal, with the Habs owning a 2-1 record against the rival Bruins on the year. The Habs posted a dramatic 6-5 come-from-behind shootout victory over Boston when the two clubs last met on March 27 at TD Garden.
- Carey Price could make his 31st start of the season for the Canadiens on Saturday night.
- P.K. Subban has eight points in his last five games, while Max Pacioretty has five points in as many games for the Habs.
- Tomas Plekanec took part in the morning skate after missing Thursday night's game against the Jets with a groin injury. He will be a game-time decision for the Canadiens.
- Patrice Bergeron will not participate in Saturday night’s tilt after suffering a concussion earlier in the week against the Senators. A timetable for his return is unknown.
- David Krejci has five points in his last five games, while Tyler Seguin has four points in as many games for the Bruins.
- Defenseman Wade Redden could make his Bruins debut on Saturday night after being acquired from the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline.
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