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Canadiens vs Bruins game thread

The eternal rivals meet for the final time this year.

The Habs and Bruins will meet for the final time this year, and Montreal will rely on their back up Peter Budaj to get the job done, as opposed to their starter.

That means that Price will likely face the much weaker Sabres tomorrow.

Jarred Tinordi will be left aside for a second game, as Therrien has decided to play three different #6 d-men tonight, in Francis Bouillon, Douglas Murray and Mike Weaver. Unfortunately Weaver is the only legitimate #6 of the group, and the other two should be slotted into the #7 or #8 spot, but this is Therrien we're talking about, logic need not apply.

The only change up front for the Habs will potentially occur if Lars Eller decides not to play. If that scenario happens expect Michael Bournival to slot onto the fourth line.

Tale of the tape:


Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST.

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Thomas Vanek
Alex Galchenyuk Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Rene Bourque Daniel Briere Brian Gionta
Travis Moen Lars Eller Dale Weise
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray P.K. Subban
Francis Bouillon Mike Weaver
Peter Budaj
Carey Price

Scratches: Jarred Tinordi, George Parros, Ryan White

Injuries: Michael Bournival (concussion, day-to-day), Josh Gorges (fractured hand, 1 week), Brandon Prust (upper body, out for the remainder of the season)

As for the Bruins:

Boston Bruins Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Milan Lucic David Krejci Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille Gregory Campbell Shawn Thornton
Left Defense
Right Defense
Zdeno Chara Johnny Boychuk
Andrej Meszaros Kevan Miller
Matt Bartkowski Torey Krug
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Check out the opposing side at Stanley Cup of Chowdaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

The game will be available in Canada RDS and TSN. It's available in the US on NBCSN.