Canadiens vs. Boston
TD Garden – Oct. 10, 2015 – 7:05pm
Worth Noting –
In their opening games of the season, the Canadiens were 3-1 winners in Toronto. Boston lost 6-2 to Winnipeg at home Thursday.
….The Bruins last lost their first two games of a season in 2005-2006.
….This is the first of five regular season meetings between the Canadiens and Bruins.
….The Canadiens have won five consecutive regular season games against Boston and ten of the last eleven. The last Bruins win over the Canadiens was March 12th 2014.
….The Canadiens have not won six straight against them since a 12 game winning streak between 2006 and 2009.
….The Canadiens have a six game regular season win streak at TD Garden dating back to the start of 2012-2013. No other team has won more than three in a row in Boston over that time.
….This will be Carey Price‘s 34th career start against Boston . He has a 21-8-3 record against them with a 2.38GAA and .923save%.
….Last season Price was 4-0-0 vs. Boston with a 1,50GAA and .950 save%.
….Including the last two games of the 2014 Eastern Conference semi-finals Price is 7-0-0 with a 1.17 GAA and .960save% against them.
….Tuuka Rask has won only two of his last 16 starts against Montreal and is 0-7-3 in his last ten home regular season games against them. His career record vs. the Canadiens is 3-13-3). Last season he was 0-3-0 with a 3.29GAA and .886save%.
….Rask allowed 5 goals on 31 shots in the season opener against Winnipeg.
….Tomas Plekanec is still looking for his 500th career point. He started the season at 499 (202 goals/297 assists in 762 NHL games.
….Max Pacioretty scored the league’s first goal of the season in Toronto. Over the last two seasons he has scored 76 goals. Only Alex Ovechkin and San Jose’s Joe Pavelski have scored more in that time frame.
….In four games against the Bruins last season Pacioretty registered 7 points – 4 goals and three assists.
….In 55 regular season games against the Canadiens Patrice Bergeron has 17 goals and 43 points. However he is without a point his last 7 games vs. Montreal.
….The former Bruins top defense pairing, Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg will not be in the lineup. Chara suffered an upper body injury during the preseason. Seidenberg is recovering from back surgery.
Canadiens Forward Lines and Pairings
Injury – Michael Bournival (post concussion):
Boston Lines and Pairings