The first place in the Northeast Division will be at stake tonight at TD Boston Garden as the Bruins will be visited by Canadians.
With 65 points in the bank, accusing the Habs a delay of two points on the Bruins atop their division. A 3-1-0 record since returning from the All-Star Game break allowed him to return at the height of the race. The troupe played Claude Julien but a meeting until now.
Montreal will attempt to win a fourth victory in as many games this season against the Bruins. We can expect sparks tonight because of the way last duel had ended at the Bell Centre on January 8. Following the goal from Max Pacioretty who enrolled in overtime capped a spectacular comeback CH, Zdeno Chara had joined the celebrations leading to a scuffle. Another example that the Montreal-Boston rivalry is still there today.
Patrice Bergeron is currently experiencing its best moments of the campaign. Selected as the NHL's first star of the month of January after collecting 17 points in 14 games, the center player had to leave Tuesday's training session after receiving a puck to the face but will still match tonight. He also hit the back of the net twice in defeat from April to March of his face to Canadians last month.
Two other rookies will soon intensify their responsibilities in the Bruins since the organization has confirmed that Marc Savard will miss the rest of the season. Tyler Seguin and Jordan Caron, who has been recalled from the AHL, will try to plug the absence of veteran manufacturer of play The second player selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft is still trying to adjust to the professional level, having collected only one point in its last 11 games.
After missing the last two games because of flu, it is expected that James Wisniewski is making a comeback to the game tonight. Despite his absence, he is still the second highest scorers in the club with five goals and 34 points. He was replaced by Alexandre Picard at the weekend.
Unique marker of the Habs on Sunday against the Devils, PK Subban climbed to second among rookie defensemen in the NHL in goals with six. He also scored his first of the season in the same place where the match will be played tonight. In addition, his 23 points place him in third position at the rear of the first year.