MONTREAL – Good morning from the Bell Centre, where the Bruins will complete their home-and-home series against the Canadiens tonight. The last-place Bruins trail the Canadiens by two points in the Eastern Conference.
Claude Julien jumbled his lines in practice again yesterday. Milan Lucic, David Krejci, and Nathan Horton, who’ve all displayed flickering pulses so far, have been reunited.
Benoit Pouliot missed practice yesterday because he was sick. Pouliot might not be available tonight.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Canadiens 3-5-2, Bruins 3-6-0
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratch: Steven Kampfer
Storylines: Doubtful we’ll see a rematch between Brad Marchand and P.K. Subban. The two fought in Thursday’s game after repeated clashes. Julien didn’t sound too pleased with Marchand’s activities after the 2-1 loss… The Bruins have not scored a power-play goal on the road this season (0 for 8)… The Bruins are averaging 2.11 goals per game, fifth-worst in the league… Dave Jackson and Justin St-Pierre will be the referees. Steve Barton and Pierre Champoux will be the linesmen.