The Montreal Canadiens are coming to town to face the Boston Bruins for the 689th time. Montreal has 30 points, the Bruins have 31 points. Boston has also played one fewer game.
Tim Thomas (lower body), Manny Fernandez (back), and Jordan Sigalet (MS symptoms) are injured and the Bruins needed someone to back up Tuuka Rask. So the Bruins went out and aquired Alex Auld from Pheonix for Nate DiCasmirro and a fifth round pick in the 2009 draft. I'm not sure who Julien will play, but I'd be surprised if it was Auld. If Tuuka rask gets the nod, it will be his first career start in Boston, and his first action in the biggest rivalry in hockey.
I'll be at the game tonight, the lines should look like this:
I think technically Stuart has been paired with Chara, but Wideman and Chara have seen a ton of minutes together. Bochenski has been the healthy scratch recently. He could be in the lineup tonight. Whoever Julien play in net, he will probably face Carey Price.
The Habs took games one, two, and three, so if the Bruins want to win the season series they have to win the rest of them. The rest of them start tonight!!!
(P.S. some big news in the NHL coming yesterday: Scott Neidermayer has decided to come back and play for the Ducks for the rest of the season)