Following Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien gave his players the day off Friday before facing the Boston Bruins Saturday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
Michael Ryder had two goals and an assist against the Jets, giving him 9-8-17 totals in 17 games with the Canadiens since being acquired from the Dallas Stars in exchange for Erik Cole. Things haven’t been going so well in Dallas for Cole, who has four goals and zero assists in 16 games with the Stars and is minus-9.
Peter Budaj made 33 saves against the Jets to earn his sixth straight victory and improve his season record to 6-1-1 with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. Budaj actually has a better GAA and save percentage than Carey Price, who has an 18-7-4 record with a 2.30 GAA and .914 save percentage.
The Canadiens will practice at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Brossard before facing the Bruins.
(Photo by John Mahoney/The Gazette)