NHL Preview from The Sports Network|
Saturday, November 17th
(All times eastern)
Boston Bruins (9-6-2) at Montreal Canadiens (10-5-3), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins will aim for their third consecutive
victory tonight, when they visit the Montreal Canadiens for a Northeast
Division battle at the Bell Centre.
The Bruins have won consecutive games for the first time since a four-game
winning streak from October 12-20. Boston, which has an overall record of
9-6-2 this season, had dropped four straight games before its recent wins over
Buffalo and Toronto.
Boston's latest victory came Thursday night against the visiting Toronto Maple
Leafs. Peter Schaefer scored two goals and assisted on another to help the
Bruins down the Leafs, 5-2, in the finale of a three-game homestand at TD
Marc Savard and Glen Metropolit each added a goal and an assist for the
Bruins. Brandon Bochenski chipped in two assists and Tim Thomas turned aside
34 shots to earn the win.
Tonight's tilt is the first of two straight on the road for the Bruins, who
are just 3-4-1 as the visiting club this season. Boston will also make a stop
Tuesday night in Toronto.
Montreal had won two in a row before dropping Friday evening's contest in
Buffalo. Clarke MacArthur had his first career multi-goal game as the Sabres
roughed up the Canadiens, 4-1, at HSBC Arena.
Michael Ryder had the lone tally and Cristobal Huet surrendered all four goals
on 28 shots for Montreal.
The Habs, who are 4-2-2 in Montreal this year, are playing the first of two
straight at home this evening. They will also host Ottawa on Monday night.
Montreal is 2-0 against the Bruins this year and has outscored Boston, 8-2, in
those contests. The Habs have won five straight and 12 of the last 15 overall
meetings with Boston. The Bruins have dropped five in a row and eight of
their last nine tests in Montreal.
11/17 10:30:44 ET