Bruins bring 4-game win streak into matchup against the Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens (28-37-6, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Boston Bruins (54-11-5, first in the Atlantic Division)
Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins take on the Montreal Canadiens with a four winning streak intact.
Boston has gone 54-11-5 overall with a 14-5-3 record against the Atlantic Division. The Bruins have a +115 scoring differential, with 263 total goals scored and 148 allowed.
Montreal has a 5-14-1 record in Atlantic Division games and a 28-37-6 record overall. The Canadiens have a -65 scoring differential, with 197 total goals scored and 262 conceded.
Thursday's game is the second time these teams match up this season. The Bruins won the last meeting 4-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Patrice Bergeron has scored 26 goals with 29 assists for the Bruins. David Pastrnak has six goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.
Cole Caufield has 26 goals and 10 assists for the Canadiens. Nicholas Suzuki has one goal and seven assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 7-3-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 7.2 assists, four penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.
Canadiens: 2-6-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.5 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 4.2 goals per game.
INJURIES: Bruins: Nick Foligno: out (lower-body), Derek Forbort: out (lower body), Taylor Hall: out (lower body).
Canadiens: Christian Dvorak: out for season (lower body), Kaiden Guhle: out for season (lower body), Sean Monahan: out (foot), Josh Anderson: day to day (lower body), Carey Price: out (knee), Juraj Slafkovsky: out (lower-body), Arber Xhekaj: out for season (upper-body), Jesse Ylonen: day to day (illness), Paul Byron: out (hip), Cole Caufield: out for season (shoulder), Joel Armia: day to day (illness), Jordan Harris: day to day (lower-body), Jake Evans: out (lower-body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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