Hockey Night in Boston on Sunday

The Canadiens headed to Boston following Saturday night’s wild 7-6 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre and will take on the Bruins Sunday night (7:30 p.m., RDS, TSN-HABS, TSN 690 Radio).

Peter Budaj will start in goal instead of Carey Price, which will be the only lineup change for the Canadiens. Price let in seven goals on 36 shots against the Penguins for a .806 save percentage.

The Bruins (14-2-2) are off to their best start since the 1929-30 season.

The OT loss to the Penguins marked the 10th straight game the Canadiens picked up at least a point, the longest streak for the Habs since an 11-game point streak from Feb. 23 to March 19, 1994. Max Pacioretty, who had a goal and an assist against the Penguins, now has 12 points in his last eight games and seven goals in his last seven games.

“Crazy game, eh,” Canadiens coach Michel Therrien told reporters after the game. “It’s definitely exciting for the fans – but that’s one of the reasons we start seeing coaches with grey hair. I had so many feelings tonight, you don’t even know. Same as you guys, probably.

“There were times when it was like, ‘Ok, we’re back in the game’ then 10 minutes after, it was like, ‘Oh no, what are we doing?’ There’s not much to say about tonight’s game besides that it was exciting for the fans.”

To get ready for the Bruins game you can listen to a 12-hour hockey radiothon beginning at noon Sunday, put on by the Websports Media Network in collaboration with HIO. The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs and TSN 690 Radio’s Ted Bird will help kick things off for the fundraiser for the West Island Community Shares charity.

To listen, go to montrealhockeytalk.com.

Canadiens-Bruins Preview

Penguins take Habs 7-6 in OT, by Pat Hickey

Good for Crosby but not for goalies, by Pat Hickey

Sutter’s overtime goal caps victory for Penguins, by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Armstrong, Therrien together again, by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bruins beat Lightning in OT, by Boston Globe

Seguin, Peverley hitting stride for Bruins, by bostonbruins.com

There are some big Bruins fans in Montreal, by Stu Cowan

Habs-Bruins rivalry revived amidst great starts, by Sportsnet

First Line Exclusive with Marc Bergevin, by canadiens.com

(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

276 Comments

  1. frontenac1 says:

    @prohabs. Now yer talking amigo! Saludos!

  2. ProHabs says:

    Why are people saying WHEN the habs become a contented. They are in the top 5 of the league. Folks the habs are a contender this year. Let’s go for the cup baby

  3. HNS says:

    So many PriceBots here. Price will never take this team to the promised land. Get over it. Price is Mr. Softy…

  4. icky pop says:

    We have tokarski in the pipelines. Lets trade price and bring him up. He is from my town, therefor he is better than price. Haha. I actually know a habs fan in town that said this to me. But no, we don’t have a better choice than price (who I believe will be an elite goalie by the time he is 30, and bergivin has done altering the team.behen the overhaul is complete, I firmly believe that the habs will be competitors. Conference final regulars even. With the proper defensive support that a team normally builds around a franchise goaltender, and not the defensive support we have now, price will be the man. Price is the best tender we have had since Roy. Unfortunately the league will never see such a clutch goalie, who was able to win 151 playoff games, and three conn smythe trophies. No player (even Gretzky) ever won three conn smythes.

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      The thing about Price is he can actually survive and excel in a market like Montreal whereas I’m convinced that most other goalies would crumble under the pressure.

      He can also play a ton of games. Somethign that I think is a bit underappreciated around here.

  5. lakechamplain says:

    Boonie(who’s been doing some damn good reporting on the Habs games right here) put it succinctly in his game post when he said that so far, Price has not ‘stolen’ a game this year. Bull’s eye.
    I remember when either Guy LaPointe or Serge Savard was asked to make a comment about Ken Dryden’s goaltending back in the day. He said that every now and then Dryden would give up a softie early in the game but come crunch time late in the game he’d raise the level of his game and usually stone the opponent. Unfortunately with Price this year’s trials in overtime and shootouts is not the exception; it’s been the rule. And until he addresses that issue the Habs ain’t going nowhere in the playoffs.

  6. jedimyrmidon says:

    So Detroit is leading 1-0 until the last 3min of the 3rd period… where they take 2 consecutive “delay of game” penalties allowing Chicago to score and take the game to overtime.

    Unreal. Let the winning streak continue.

  7. Stevie.Ray says:

    How do you guys feel about Galchenyuk lately? He seems to be playing worse of late (he’s only 18 I know). Do you think he is being given more responsibilities and he’s just adjusting? Do you think it is just a natural temporary plateau? He got beat pretty bad a couple of times in the defensive zone last night, and I noticed most of his points have been dirty points that bounce off a couple legs, or from inside the crease. What do you think they should do to help him become a bit more productive, while still helping him learn?

    • Mr_MacDougall says:

      The Bourque concussion cost Galchenyuk his best winger, Gallagher. They had great chemistry.

      He seems to have to carry the puck and lead the rush more often, not as much give-and-go quick passing plays that He, Prust, and Gallagher had.

    • theox_8 says:

      Did he get benched last night for a little while at the end of the game? Because Moen was out wth his line, maybe I wasn’t paying to much attention, or was that the case?

  8. habsfan0 says:

    Tonight’s forecast: Habs 2 Bruins 0.
    Budaj notches 2nd consecutive shutout.

    Let the fun and games on this blog ensue.
    It will be entertaining.

  9. habs12 says:

    holy patrick kane

  10. knob says:

    Top ten moments between habs and bruins…good old time hockey.


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