NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Saturday, February 4th
(All times eastern)
Boston Bruins (23-22-8) at Montreal Canadiens (23-22-6), 12 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins try to continue their recent hot stretch,
as they visit the Montreal Canadiens in the back end of a home-and-home series
at the Bell Centre.
The Bruins have won two in a row and five of their last six contests and are
now two points ahead of the last-place Canadiens in the Northeast Division.
Brad Boyes and Patrice Bergeron each scored a goal and added an assist, as the
Bruins beat the Canadiens, 3-1, in Thursday's game at TD Banknorth Garden.
Boyes extended his point streak to eight games, while Bergeron pushed his
stretch to five.
Glen Murray returned to action for Boston and scored a goal after being
activated from injured reserve prior to the game. Murray had not played since
January 10 due to a bruised foot.
Tim Thomas made 16 saves for the Bruins, who have won two in a row and five of
their last six games overall.
Tomas Plekanec scored the lone goal for the Canadiens, who have dropped their
past two games and six of eight overall.
Cristobal Huet started in place of the struggling Jose Theodore and allowed
two goals on 36 shots. Theodore has been pulled three times in his last four
starting assignments and been replaced by Huet.
Tonight kicks off a three-game homestand for the Canadiens, who are 14-7-2 as
the hosts this season.
Montreal is 2-1 against Boston this season.
02/04 10:08:37 ET