MONTREAL – Good morning from the Bell Centre, where the Bruins will attempt to stretch their winning streak to nine straight games. The Bruins haven’t lost since Oct. 29, when they dropped a 4-2 decision to the Canadiens at this rink.
Puck drop: 7:30 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 11-7-0, Canadiens 9-8-3
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Jordan Caron, Steven Kampfer
Storylines: Tonight will mark the first time Zdeno Chara has played in Montreal since Quebec prosecutors declared he will not face charges for his hit on Max Pacioretty last year. No doubt Chara celebrated life as a free man in Montreal last night with a Coke or two… Montreal is coming off a 4-0 win over the Rangers, halting New York’s eight-game winning streak… Montreal has the league’s third-best penalty kill (89.3 percent)… Wes McCauley and Dean Morton will be the referees. Jonny Murray and Michel Cormier will be the linesmen.