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Monday, December 4th (All times eastern)

Boston Bruins (12-10-2) at Montreal Canadiens (15-7-3), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Montreal Canadiens, who sit second in the Northeast Division, try to continue their steady level of play tonight when they host the Boston Bruins at Bell Centre.

Montreal has won five of its last seven games, including Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over rival Toronto. Sheldon Souray scored the game-winner in the SO as the Habs came from behind en route to the home victory.

Saku Koivu had two goals in regulation and Alexander Perezhogin scored the other goal for the Canadiens, while netminder Cristobal Huet finished with 36 saves.

Koivu has netted four goals in his last five games after a five-match drought.

The Canadiens will visit New Jersey on Wednesday.

Boston, meanwhile, hopes to rebound after having a three-game winning streak ended in Saturday's 5-2 loss at Carolina. Eric Staal had two goals and Justin Williams scored on a short-handed breakaway to lift the Hurricanes.

Shean Donovan and Brad Stuart each scored for the Bruins, who have suffered each of their last two defeats to Carolina. Tim Thomas yielded all five Hurricane goals on 30 shots.

The Bruins will host Toronto on Thursday.

Montreal edged Boston, 3-2, on October 26 in Beantown after the Habs won seven of the eight clashes a season ago.

12/04 10:17:32 ET

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