CANADIENS (3-0-1) at BRUINS (3-1-0)
7 p.m. ET; CITY, TVA Sports, NESN, NHL.TV
Canadiens team scope
This will be the first regular season game for the Montreal Canadiens veteran defenseman Shea Weber against the Boston Bruins. Weber has one goal and three assists, leads the Canadiens in ice time at 26:47 per game and has impressed his new teammates. "It's good to see him show the type of player he is and I think everybody's really appreciating him now," Montreal goaltender Carey Price told Sportsnet. "He's a big body, I've been saying it all along. Big shot, big character." Price is likely to make his second straight start since returning from the flu. In 34 regular season games against the Bruins he has a 22-8-3 record with a 2.37 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.
Bruins team scope
Boston will be without goaltender Tuukka Rask because of general soreness, which kept him out of practice on Friday and Saturday. Rask is considered day to day. "Obviously he's doing better but obviously you didn't see him on the ice today," Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the morning skate. "So we're going to keep him off, shut him off there for a bit and get him another day's rest at least and still continue to go day by day." Rask appeared to injure his left leg against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 13. Rask finished that game but backed up Anton Khudobin in the Bruins second game on Oct. 15. Rask played the past two games. Khudobin will make his second start of the season. He allowed four goals on 24 shots to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 15. Khudobin was frustrated by his performance in that game and wants to play better. "I hadn't played my best that game. I just [was getting ready for the game every time. So pretty much nothing changed since last time I played. Just go and do my job," Khudobin said.
Canadiens projected lineup
Max Pacioretty -- Alex Galchenyuk -- Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen -- Tomas Plekanec -- Alexander Radulov
Paul Byron -- David Desharnais -- Andrew Shaw
Phillip Danault -- Torrey Mitchell -- Brian Flynn
Nathan Beaulieu -- Shea Weber
Andrei Markov -- Jeff Petry
Alexei Emelin -- Greg Pateryn
Scratched: Mikhail Sergachev, Daniel Carr.
Injured: Zach Redmond (broken foot)
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak
Ryan Spooner -- David Krejci -- David Backes
Matt Beleskey -- Riley Nash -- Jimmy Hayes
Tim Schaller -- Dominic Moore -- Noel Acciari
Zdeno Chara -- Brandon Carlo
Joe Morrow -- Torey Krug
John-Michael Liles -- Colin Miller
Scratched: Rob O'Gara, Danton Heinen
Injured: Tuukka Rask (soreness), Adam McQuaid (upper body), Kevan Miller (hand)
Montreal coach Michel Therrien said Pateryn would replace Sergachev on defense. ... Spooner will return to the lineup after he was a healthy scratch on Thursday. Heinen will be scratched for the first time this season. ... McIntyre was called up from Providence of the American Hockey League to back up Khudobin in Rask's absence. McIntyre, a second-year pro, has never appeared in a NHL game. ... McQuaid is still a few practices away from return, according to Julien. He hasn't played this season.
Galchenyuk has a four-game point streak (one goal, three assists).