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Thursday, October 30th (All times eastern)

Montreal Canadiens (5-5-0-0) at Boston Bruins (6-2-2-0), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins try to keep rolling tonight when they welcome the Montreal Canadiens to the FleetCenter for the back end of a home- and-home.

Felix Potvin stopped all 23 shots he faced for his first shutout in a Bruins uniform, as Boston blanked Montreal, 2-0, at the Bell Centre Tuesday.

Potvin, who signed with Boston as a free agent in September, turned aside three shots in the first period and 10 in both the second and third to notch his 29th career shutout.

Rookie Patrice Bergeron and Mike Knuble both scored for Boston, which has won six of its last seven contests. Bergeron is off and running in his rookie season, having scored three goals with five assists in 10 games. The 18-year- old was the Bruins' second-round pick -- 45th overall -- at the NHL Entry Draft in June.

The Bruins have been lighting the lamp frequently during their recent spurt, tallying a combined 21 goals in the past seven games.

Boston will visit Pittsburgh on Saturday.

The Canadiens, meanwhile, have now been held scoreless in their last 137:46 of action and have lost three straight games. Their last goal came in the third period of a 6-2 loss to Ottawa on Saturday before they were upended on Monday in Philadelphia, 5-0.

Montreal continued to play without captain Saku Koivu, who suffered a knee injury during the preseason. Koivu was expected to return last week, but remains on the shelf. He is with the team, though, and is slated to participate in the morning skate.

The Habs will head back home after tonight, starting a brief homestand Saturday against the NY Rangers.

Boston has won two of the last three meetings with Montreal, and five of the last nine. The Canadiens have dropped six of their last seven in Beantown.

10/30 10:09:27 ET


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