BRUINS 14-2-2 (30 pts) VS. MONTREAL CANADIENS 13-4-4 (30 pts)
7:02 p.m. - B's take the ice for warmups
Match-Up: The B's come into tonight's match-up riding a six game win streak and will face the rivaled Montreal Canadiens. The winner of the tonight's tilt will find themselves alone atop the Northeast Division as both teams are currently knotted up at 30 points each.
Goalie Dual: Tuukka Rask will be in goal for the B's, opposite the Canadien's Peter Budaj
Hot B's Brewin': Tyler Seguin had Boston's first goal yesterday afternoon, which was also the Bruins first home power play goal this season, giving the forward two goals and five assists in his last seven contests. Brad Marchand also registered a goal yesterday against the Bolts, bringing him to four goals and two assists in five of his last six games, with all four goals proving game-winning tallies. Marchand's 11 goals is currently tied for fourth in the NHL.
Streaking B's: Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron is riding a three game point streak with 2-2=3 totals. His assists yesterday to Brad Marchand proved to be winning goal with just under three minutes remaining in the third period.
Hot Habs: Canadiens forward Brian Gionta has the hot hand of late registering three goals in his last two games, with two coming last night against the Penguins and the third on Feb. 28 versus Toronto.
Special Teams Comparison:
Boston: 9-for-59 on the PP (15.3%, 22nd NHL), 68-for-74 on the PK (91.9%, 1st NHL)
Montreal: 18-for-95 on the PP (18.9, 11th NHL), 69-for-84 on the PK (82.1, T-13th NHL)
Bruins Support Newtown: To show support for the community of Newtown, CT, the Boston Bruins have invited Sandy Hook Elementary School’s lead teacher Natalie Hammond and her family to tonight's game. B's President Cam Neely and the entire Bruins organization will honor Hammond will a ceremonial puck drop before the game. Fundraising at tonight’s game will support the Newtown Youth Academy and its programs, including a new street hockey program.
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