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Grumpy Milan Lucic and the Boston Bruins look to get back on track in Boston against the division leading Montreal Canadiens. Bryan Allen makes his debut for the Habs.

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I spoke through twitter this morning with former 2004 World Series champion (and avid hockey fan) Keith Foulke about evolution and the good news is I didn't get suspended from SB Nation like I was some budget version of Keith Law. Foulke was funny and gracious. I have to shake myself of any notion that Boston is a good city with good people who deserve to not have a solid drubbing placed on the backs of their hometown Bruins.

Former Manitoba Moose defenseman Bryan Allen makes his debut for the Montreal Canadiens after coming over from the Ducks in the Bourque trade. Tom Gilbert and Nathan Beaulieu will both sit for the Habs which seems confusing. Second straight scratch for Nathan Beaulieu.

It's believed that Glass Joe Milan Lucic will be in a foul mood after getting one punched by Dalton Prout of the Blue Jackets last night. My thoughts are that there will be a lot of pomp and circumstance around Lucic trying to re-prove himself as a tough guy legend, but nothing will come of it tonight.

The call-up today of Matt Lindblad and Jordan Caron reinforces the belief that Marchand and Krejci are both out for tonight's game.  In a corresponding move Zach Trotman was sent down which leaves Boston with just six healthy defensemen.

In this third of four meetings of the divisional rivals, Carey Price and Tuukka Rask will start for the Habs and B's respectively.

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST (8:30 PM In Newfoundland!)

In Canada: Sportsnet

In Quebec (French): RDS

In the Bruins region: NESN

In the US of A: NHLN-US

Elsewhere: NHL Gamcenter Live or NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais PA Parenteau
Alex Galchenyuk Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Brandon Prust Lars Eller Jiri Sekac
Drayson Bowman
Manny Malhotra Dale Weise
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov
P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin
Sergei Gonchar
Mike Weaver Bryan Allen
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Dustin Tokarski

Scratched: Tom Gilbert, Nathan Beaulieu

Injured: Michael Bournival

As for the Boston Bruins, here's how they'll prepare for last rites tonight:

Boston Bruins Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Milan Lucic Alexander Khokhlachev Seth Griffith
Matt Fraser
Patrice Bergeron Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly
Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Simon Gagne
Gregory Campbell Daniel Paille
Left Defense
Right Defense
Dennis Seidenberg Kevan Miller
Joe Morrow Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski Torey Krug
Goaltenders
Tuukka Rask
Niklas Svedberg

Scratched: Matt Lindblad, Jordan Caron

Injured: Brad Marchand,  Zdeno Chara, David Warsofsky, Adam McQuaid, David Krejci (game time decision)


Check out the opposing side at Stanley Cup of Chowder