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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Bruins

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

CANADIENS (33-15-3) @ BRUINS (28-17-7)

The Canadiens will be looking to sweep their regular season series with the Bruins on Sunday night in Boston.

The Habs have outscored Claude Julien’s contingent by a 13-5 margin over the course of the first three meetings between the two clubs during the 2014-15 campaign. In their last visit to TD Garden, the Canadiens blanked the Bruins 2-0.

Carey Price, who turned aside all 33 shots he faced that night, could be back between the pipes once again for Montreal.

On Saturday night, the Canadiens bested the New Jersey Devils 6-2 at the Bell Centre. Tomas Plekanec and Dale Weise each scored a pair of goals, while P.K. Subban picked up three assists. Max Pacioretty and Andrei Markov also registered two-point nights.

Meanwhile, the Habs’ power play was perfect, capitalizing on all three of the team’s opportunities with the man advantage.

For their part, the Bruins are coming off a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders in Boston. Loui Eriksson scored the game-winner in the latter stages of regulation time.

Boston boasts a 7-2-1 record in their last 10 games, and they currently sit fourth in the Atlantic Division, six points back of the Canadiens. The Habs, however, have one game in hand on their Original Six rivals.

Sunday night’s contest could one for the history books as brothers P.K. and Malcolm Subban might go head-to-head for the first time in regular season play. If that’s the case, it would also mark Malcolm’s first start in goal in the NHL.

Julien, however, has yet to confirm the identity of his starting netminder.

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