As the Boston Globe reports, tonight’s game will feature a 100th Anniversary celebration for the Canadiens franchise that will push the official start time of tonight’s game to 8:20. In other game-related news, no lineup changes are expected after the Bruins handled the Lightning 4-1 on Wednesday, however former Bruin Hal Gill may be returning to the ice for Montreal tonight after missing 14 games with a broken foot. He is a gametime decision at best. Tim Thomas is also expected to start in net tonight after two straight wins since returning from an injury of his own.
The two teams are going in opposite directions as Boston has been surging and the Canadiens have dropped five straight. Carey Price is expected to start tonight as Jaroslav Halak has lost four in a row. Price is a subpar 7-10-2 this season (2.86 GAA) but has had much success against the Bruins in his career, posting a 7-2-2 record (2.64 GAA).
Prediction: Despite the pregame festivities, the Bruins are getting healthy and going in the right direction while the Canadiens seem desperate for a win.
Boston wins 3-2.