BROSSARD, Quebec -- After opening their 2014-15 schedule with four straight road games, the Montreal Canadiens finally get to play in front of their fans at Bell Centre on Thursday against the Boston Bruins (7:30 p.m. ET, NHLN-US, SN360).
Despite a 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, the Canadiens are off to a 3-1-0 start after beginning the season with wins against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers.
Montreal has allowed the first goal in each of its past three games and has trailed at some point in every game. The Canadiens were down 3-0 in the third period Saturday in Philadelphia, but they rallied to tie it before winning in a shootout.
"We haven't had good starts in the last couple of games," center Lars Eller said. "We have to turn that around and I think last season that was a bit of a trademark for us, that we really always had good starts, so there's no excuses for that. We've got to come out hard, especially at home, and set the tone."