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Two familiar foes meet tonight in Montreal

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

On most nights, the Canadiens can be certain they can count on the hottest goaltender in the league, although tonight that might be up for debate.

Tuukka Rask is on a roll throughout the start of the season. The Boston netminder is 7-1-0, and has only allowed 14 goals on 225 shots. Carey Price on the other hand is working on a great record as well, as he's yet to lose a game this year. His .952 save percentage is second in the league, whereas Rask's .941 ranks sixth.

Of course, we all know about Rask's struggles when facing the Canadiens. He missed the first matchup of the year with a bad bout of Habsitis, but history has not been kind when he faces the Canadiens. In 24 regular season games Rask has only managed five wins.

UPDATE: Looks like it’ll be rookie Zane McIntyre getting the start instead.

Habs (10-1-0)

Who's hot: Alex Galchenyuk (5GP, 3G, 3A), Alex Radulov (4GP, 1G, 3A)

Who's not: Andrew Shaw (4GP, 0G, 1A), Max Pacioretty (4GP, 0G, 1A)

Bruins (7-5-0)

Who's hot: David Pastrnak (5 GP, 4G, 1A), Brad Marchand (4GP, 2G, 2A)

Who's not: Jimmy Hayes (10GP, 0G, 0A), David Backes (6GP, 0G, 1A)

Montreal will be playing with a modified roster this evening, seeing as rookie Artturi Lehkonen is out of the lineup with an upper-body injury. That means fellow rookie Daniel Carr will play the third line, whereas the speedy Paul Byron received a promotion to the first line, alongside Alex Galchenyuk and Alex Radulov.

Puck drop is 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT

How to watch:

Canada (English): Sporstnet

Canada (French): RDS

In Boston: NESN

Online: NHL.TV

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Paul Byron Alex Galchenyuk Alex Radulov
Max Pacioretty Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Daniel Carr David Desharnais Andrew Shaw
Phillip Danault Torrey Mitchell Brian Flynn
Left Defense
Right Defense
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Greg Pateryn
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Scratched: Joel Hanley, Sven Andrighetto

Injured: Artturi Lehkonen (upper-body injury), Zach Redmond (foot)

Boston Bruins Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron David Pastrnak
Ryan Spooner David Krejci David Backes
Matt Beleskey Riley Nash Jimmy Hayes
Tim Schaller Dominic Moore Austin Czarnik
Left Defense
Right Defense
Zdeno Chara Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug Adam McQuaid
John-Michael Liles Collin Miller
Goaltenders
Zane McIntyre
Tuukka Rask

Scratched: Joe Morrow

Injured: Noel Acciari, Kevan Miller, Anton Khudobin