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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Bruins

The Canadiens kick off their preseason schedule on Monday night with a tilt against their Original Six rivals in Quebec City

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens play the first of eight preseason games on Monday night when they battle the Boston Bruins at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City.

While head coach Claude Julien confirmed his lineup this morning, Bruins bench boss Bruce Cassidy has indicated that a "predominantly younger team" will make the trip to the provincial capital, including goaltenders Malcolm Subban and Zane McIntyre.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: La formation de ce soir �� Qu��bec c. Boston. / Tonight's lineup vs. Boston in Quebec City. #GoHabsGo

It marks the start of a busy week for the Canadiens. Following the matchup against the Bruins, Julien's troops will be in action at the Bell Centre on Wednesday and Thursday night against the Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils, respectively, before heading to Ottawa to take on the Senators on Saturday.

During Sunday afternoon's intrasquad scrimmage in Montreal, defenseman Mark Streit lifted Team White to a 3-2 overtime win over Team Red. Tomas Plekanec scored twice for Team White, while Charles Hudon picked up three assists. Team Red's goals came courtesy of Karl Alzner and Daniel Audette.

The Canadiens' tradition of playing at least one preseason game per year in Quebec City dates back to 2009 - although no game was played in 2012 due to the NHL lockout.

The Habs will return to the Videotron Centre to square off against the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 27th.

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