Boston vs. Canadiens
Season Records – Boston – 65GP (38-19-8) 84 pts. First in Northeast Division. Third in Eastern Conference Canadiens – 66GP- (36-23-7) 79pts. Second in Northeast Division – Sixth in Eastern Conference.
Last Ten Games – Boston (7-2-1) Canadiens (6-3-1)
Last Time Out – Bruins lost to Pittsburgh 3-2 at home Saturday. Canadiens beat Tampa Bay 4-29th @Tampa Saturday.
Home/Road – Boston on the road (22-7-4) Canadiens at home (20-8-6)
Vs. Northeast Division Opponents – Boston (9-6-3) Canadiens (12-5-2)
Goals For/Against – Boston (199/152) plus-47 Canadiens (176/167) plus-9
Season Series – Fifth Game of Six – Canadiens have won three of four. Nov.11/2010 @Boston Montreal-3 Boston-1. Price 34 saves. Tuuka Rask in goal for Boston. Gionta scores game winning goal 29 seconds into third period. Subban and Gomez also scored. Subban’s first regular season goal. Chara for Boston. Dec.16/2010 @Bell Centre – Canadiens-4 Boston-3. Cammalleri (on a penalty shot) and Lapiere make it 2-0 in first 6:24 of game. Pacioretty and Gionta also score. Pacioretty also with an assist in second game since callup. Gomez 2 assists. Subban hits Brad Marchand with big open-ice check. Tim Thomas vs. Carey Price. Jan.8/2011 – @Bell Centre – Canadiens-4 Boston-3 (overtime). Pacioretty scores at 3:43 of overtime. Canadiens trailed 2-0 with 2:22 left in regulation time. Gomez scored on a power play and Gionta scored with Price on the bench at 19:12. Pacioretty also with assist. Feb.9/2011 @Boston – Bruins-8 Canadiens-6. 14 major penalties and 4 game misconducts -192 minutes in penalties. Bruins take 2-0 lead in first period. Canadiens come back to tie the game at 2-2 and then 3-3. Lucic and Ryder – 2 goals each. Nathan Horton – 1 goal, 4 assists. For Canadiens – Pacioretty 2-goals; Weber 1goal, 1assists; Subban, Gionta, Desharnais. Price stops 26 of 34 shots. Thomas 27 of 33. Final game of series March 24th in Boston.
Special Teams – Power Play – Boston ranks 18th – 17.1% (37/216) Canadiens rank 8th – 19.9% (47/236) Penalty Killing – Boston rank 12th – 82.6% (36/207) Canadiens – rank 7th – 83.8% (43/265)
Goaltending – Boston – Tim Thomas – 44 starts (29-8-7) 1.97GAA – .939save% – 7 shutouts. Canadiens – Carey Price 56 starts (31-21-6) 2.34GAA – .923save%. – 7 shutouts.
Who’s Hot – Boston – David Krejci – 3goals 9assists last 11 games. Canadiens-Hal Gill – 2 goals in last two games after 99 games without a goal. Andrei Kostitsyn – 3goals 5assists last six games.
Team Records When They…….
Score the First Goal – Boston (25-4-4) Canadiens (25-5-5)
Are Scored Upon First – Boston (13-15-4) Canadiens (11-18-2)
Lead At End of First Period – Boston (22-2-1) Canadiens (19-2-3)
Trail At End of First Period – Boston (2-11-2) Canadiens (4-17-1)
Injuries – Boston – D-Andrew Ference (knee); D-Andrew Kampfer (concussion); C-Marc Savard (IR-concussion); C-Trent Whitfield (IR-achilles surgery). Montreal – LW-Mathieu Darche (IR-groin); Jaroslav Spacek (IR-knee arthroscope); D-Josh Gorges (IR-knee surgery); D-Andrei Markov (IR-knee surgery)
……Canadiens have won five of the last six games against the Bruins. The last Bruins win in Montreal was Feb. 10/2010, a 3-0 shutout.
…..Carey Price was named NHL third star of the week ending March 6th after recording three road wins including a shutout win at Florida. 1.00GAA and a .974 save%.
…..The Bruins have not scored more than three goals in any of their last six games. They have totalled five goals the last three games.
…..The Canadiens have outscored their opposition 15-6 their last five games.
…..The Canadiens go into the game with a four game winning streak and five wins the last six games. The Bruins had a seven game winning streak ended in overtime against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
….This game will be the Canadiens only home game of six during the first two weeks of March. After winning the first three on the road, the Canadiens will conclude the segment in St. Louis Thursday and Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon.
….Scoring In the Season Series – Boston Patrice Bergeron -4GP 2g,4ass; Milan Lucic -3g 2assists; Nathan Horton 3GP 1g, 4ss. Canadiens – Max Pacioretty 3GP 4g 2ass; Brian Gionta 4GP 4g, 1ass; Subban 4GP 2g 2ass; Gomez 4GP 2g 2ass.