(Gill, Halpern courtesy Amanda Stein, Team 990)
The Canadiens will start Carey Price tonight in a bid to snap the team’s three-game losing streak, and the opposition Bruins will counter with Tim Thomas, who’s enjoying a brilliant season in Beantown, in a bid to end Boston’s two-game skid.
This morning, Montreal sent forward Dustin Boyd, who twice has cleared waivers the past month, to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Both teams had optional skates this morning, both coming off games last night. About a dozen Canadiens took part, while the Bruins held a team meeting then booted around a soccer ball at the Bell Centre.
Boston rookie Tyler Seguin will be a game-time decision, having missed his team’s Dec. 11 game vs. Philadelphia with flu-like symptoms. He was scratched last night in Buffalo.
Bruins’ Mark Recchi, the former Canadien, will play his 1,601st NHL game tonight.