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Carey Price seeks win number 250 in tonight’s match-up with the Bruins.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

After the most dominant home performance in modern team history, the Canadiens are back at the Bell Centre tonight hoping for a third strong performance in row since both Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais went out of the lineup with long-term injuries.

The Canadiens have scored 15 goals in the past two games. Scoring at a rate of 7.5 goals per game is not a realistic bar to set, but the strength of the two performances since adversity pressed its foot down on the team’s throat have been very encouraging.

Carey Price will be in search of his 250th career win, and win as a Canadiens’ goalie. He will join the ranks of the all-time great Habs goalies by doing so:

On the other end of the ice, Tuuka Rask will be looking to get back on track after surrendering losses in his last two starts (4-1 vs TOR, 4-3 @WAS) after an eleven-game sequence were he went 8-2-1 with a 1.50 goals against average and .938 save percentage.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST.

How to Watch

In Canada: Sportsnet
In the Bruins region: NESN
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice and NHLN-US

Expected Montreal Canadiens Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Tomas Plekanec Alexander Radulov
Paul Byron Torrey Mitchell Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Sven Andrighetto Brian Flynn Daniel Carr
Left Defence Right Defence
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Zach Redmond
Goalies
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Injured: Alex Galchenyuk (knee), David Desharnais (knee), Greg Pateryn (fractured ankle)
Scratched: Mark Barberio, Michael McCarron

Predicted Boston Bruins Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron David Backes
Tim Schaller David Krejci David Pastrnak
Danton Heinen Ryan Spooner Austin Czarnik
Dominic Moore Riley Nash Noel Acciari
Left Defence Right Defence
Zdeno Chara Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug Adam McQuaid
Joe Morrow Kevan Miller
Goalies
Tuukka Rask
Anton Khubodin