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Game Preview: Canadiens vs Bruins

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

CANADIENS (23-19-4) vs Bruins (23-16-5)

TV: RDS, SNE 7:30 p.m.

The Canadiens welcome the Bruins to the Bell Centre for the final matchup between the two Atlantic Division rivals this season.

On Sunday night, the Canadiens were defeated 5-2 by the red hot Chicago Blackhawks, who extended their win-streak to 11 games. In the loss, captain Max Pacioretty registered his 19th goal of the season while Lars Eller lit the lamp for the eighth time this year.

With regards to the Bruins, Patrice Bergeron scored twice on Saturday night against the Maple Leafs to lead Boston to a 3-2 victory. Forward Brad Marchand’s game-winning-goal would come with just 47 seconds remaining in the third period.

As both Ben Scrivens and Mike Condon saw action this past weekend, Tuesday night’s starter is at this moment unconfirmed. The club could turn to the Massachusetts native Condon, who has a 2-1-0 record in three career starts against his hometown team.

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask turned aside 27 shots against the Maple Leafs to earn his 15th victory of the season. A much needed victory for Rask, who was winless in his previous five games.

After the Bruins held an optional skate at the Bell Centre Tuesday morning, coach Claude Julien confirmed that David Krejci will not be in uniform tonight against the Habs. Krejci has been on the shelf since December 27, 2015 after suffering an upper-body injury.

Tuesday night’s game comes with just one point separating the two combatants in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Puck drop is set for 7:30 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

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