Boston puts home win streak on the line against Montreal
Boston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts Montreal looking to extend its three-game home winning streak.
The Bruins have gone 6-2-3 against division opponents. Boston averages 9.6 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the league. Brad Marchand leads the team serving 43 total minutes.
The Canadiens are 3-3-2 against opponents from the Atlantic Division. Montreal has given up 21 power-play goals, killing 73.4% of opponent chances.
Boston took down Montreal 8-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 26. David Pastrnak scored three goals for the Bruins in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 24 goals and has totaled 41 points. Marchand has scored eight goals over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 3-4-3, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.5 assists, 2.8 penalties and six penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game with a .871 save percentage.
Bruins: 7-0-3, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .937 save percentage.
Canadiens Injuries: Victor Mete: day to day (lower body).