MONTREAL – It’s Bruins-Habs at the Bell Centre tonight. What else, really, do you need to know as far as the rivalry goes?
As for the Bruins, coach Claude Julien confirmed he’ll go with the same defensive lineup he had Sunday in Florida. That means Andrej Meszaros is in and Dougie Hamilton is out. Hamilton skated extra this morning along with Corey Potter and Daniel Paille.
Paille sustained a “real minor” concussion on Sunday, as Julien called it. He participated in the optional morning skate.
“Right now he’s just going through the stages and going very well. Hopefully we move on to the next level by tomorrow,” Julien said.
Game time: 7:30 p.m.
TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network/98.5 The Sports Hub
Records: Bruins 42-17-5, Canadiens 35-24-7
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg-Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Andrej Meszaros
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Kevan Miller
Notes: Tuukka Rask, Carl Soderberg, Loui Eriksson, Jarome Iginla, and David Krejci all opted not to skate this morning. … The referees are Ghislain Hebert and Marc Joannette. The linesmen are Steve Barton and Michel Cormier.