Boston puts home win streak on the line against Montreal
Boston; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts Montreal looking to extend its five-game home winning streak.
The Bruins are 19-8-9 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston ranks sixth in the NHL recording 9 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.7 assists.
The Canadiens are 15-15-7 in conference games. Montreal has given up 36 power-play goals, killing 79.5% of opponent chances.
In their last meeting on Dec. 1, Boston won 3-1.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 7-3-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, four penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
Bruins: 7-3-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.4 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .937 save percentage.
INJURIES: Bruins: None listed.