After kicking off their home-and-away series against the Bruins Sunday in Halifax, the Canadiens are back in Montreal, ready to face the Boston squad again, this time on Bell Centre ice.
Jacques Martin’s troops will be looking to redeem themselves after dropping their most recent encounter with the Bruins by a score of 7-3. Sunday night’s game marked the Canadiens’ fourth defeat of the 2011-12 preseason.
Fans can expect to see Carey Price make a return between the pipes for Montreal after enjoying a break the previous night. He’ll likely find himself facing off against rival, Tim Thomas on Monday evening, as the Boston netminder also sat out the Halifax matchup. Price should man the Montreal crease for the full three periods of action.
Max Pacioretty, as well as Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, will both be absent from their respective teams’ lineups in Monday night’s tilt.
With stories surrounding injured players being a hot topic since the beginning of training camp, one Habs prospects included in that list could be seeing a return to action on Monday night. Sidelined with a lower-body injury since the beginning of camp, Michaël Bournival will be looking to make his first-ever preseason appearance in tonight’s game.
The 19-year-old forward will join the likes of veterans Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta and Michael Cammalleri. Cammalleri will be follwing up an impressive Saturday night performance against the Senators in which he netted both of the Canadiens’ goals on the night.