CANADIENS (1-0-0) @ BRUINS (0-1-0)
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The Canadiens will begin a series of three games in four nights away from the friendly confines of the Bell Centre on Saturday night in Boston.
Michel Therrien’s troops won their first game of the year on Wednesday night when they downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1. Max Pacioretty scored twice, P.K. Subban collected three assists, Carey Price made 36 stops and Alex Galchenyuk scored the game-winner in the third period.
For their part, the Bruins suffered a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night in Boston. David Pastrnak and David Krejci were the lone Bruins to light the lamp.
Zdeno Chara was not in the lineup for Boston due to an upper-body injury. His status for Saturday night’s game remains uncertain, but he's likely not playing, considering the fact that he did some extra skating post morning skate.
Therrien should be featuring the same lineup that downed Mike Babcock’s squad earlier in the week. That means that Paul Byron, Jarred Tinordi and Greg Pateryn will likely be healthy scratches for a second straight game.
Carey Price will get the start in goal and square off against Tuukka Rask.
The Canadiens won all four of their games against the Bruins last season, outscoring their Original Six rivals by a 16-6 margin along the way.