Game 9: Bruins at Canadiens preview

MONTREAL – Good morning from the Bell Centre, where the Bruins will face off against the Canadiens for the first time this season.

Montreal is off to a hot start. The Canadiens are 6-2-0 overall and 5-1-0 at home.

Brad Marchand practiced Tuesday after missing practice on Monday. Marchand was injured in the second period of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Toronto. For now, we’ll assume Marchand will play tonight.

Daniel Paille (eye/head) and Shawn Thornton (concussion) will not play. Neither traveled to Montreal.

Puck drop: 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio info: NBC Sports Network (Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

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Records: Bruins 6-1-1, Canadiens 6-2-0

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Chris Bourque-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Lane MacDermid-Gregory Campbell-Jamie Tardif

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Adam McQuaid-Andrew Ference

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Ryan Spooner

Storylines: Ryan Spooner is with the team on emergency recall. Spooner will play if Marchand is unable to go. Spooner has yet to appear in an NHL game … The Bruins are 14 for 14 on the penalty kill on the road … Brandon Prust could be looking to scrap. The ex-Ranger has 46 penalty minutes. Prust and Milan Lucic tangled last year … Ex-Bruin Petteri Nokelainen is on injured reserve for the Canadiens… Dave Jackson and Kevin Pollock will be the referees. Derek Amell and Tim Nowak will be the linesmen.