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.
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