A pair of long-time rivals meet Wednesday night at the TD Garden when the Boston Bruins continue their four-game homestand by hosting the Montreal Canadiens. Boston (30-16-7) has a slight lead over Montreal in the Northeast Division (30-19-5), but with a win, the Canadiens would pass the Bruins for first place in the division with 67 points, and third place in the Eastern Conference.
Montreal is 12-12-1 on the road, which is about what you'd expect, while the Bruins are 14-10-3 at home (Boston is actually a much better road team this season).
Boston scores more per game, with 3.02 goals compared to Montreal's 2.54. Boston also lets less in, at a 2.15 GAA and Montreal a 2.41.
|32.57||Shots on Goal Per Game||33.89|
|30.07||Shots Against Per Game||33.53|
|11.98||Penalty Minutes Per Game||13.81|
|35||Power Play Goals||31|
|18.2%||Power Play %||16.8%|
|33||Power Play Goals Allowed||26|
|84.7%||Penalty Kill %||84.6%|
|3||Shorthanded Goals Allowed||4|
Marc Savard is on LTIR for the rest of the season due to post concussion syndrome. Daniel Paille will miss his second of a four game suspension due to a hit to the head of Dallas' Ray Sawada. And Patrice Bergeron is probable after taking a puck to the chin in practice yesterday,
Micheal Cammalleri will miss the game for Montreal due to a shoulder injury, and James Wisniewski is day-to-day with the flu.