The Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils again Wednesday night and moved within one point of first place in the Atlantic Division. On Thursday, they'll be provided with an opportunity to leapfrog the Boston Bruins in the standings.
The Canadiens, who rallied for a 4-3 shootout win Wednesday, will host the first-place Bruins at Bell Centre, marking the first game of the season between the bitter Original Six rivals (7:30 p.m. ET, RDS, NESN, TSN-HABS).
Montreal has won three in a row and is 7-0-1 in its past eight games. Boston will play for the first time since Saturday, when it earned a 3-1 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets.