Money Line: -116.00 Montreal (Home)
We all know that the Bruins and the Habs don't like each other, and surely nobody has forgotten that Milan Lucic issued death threat to Montreal players after the Bruins were ousted by the Habs in last year's playoffs. The Bruins had their chance to execute revenge when the visited Montreal on October 16, but they lost that game by a score of 6-4.
The Bruins are in a tough spot tonight, coming off an embarrassing 6-1 loss in Toronto last night. Tuukka Rask was pulled early in the second period after allowing four goals on 16 shots, and it's unclear if he will be back between the pipes tonight. Carey Price on the other hand is coming off his first shutout of the season, stopping 29 shots in a 3-0 win over the Jets Tuesday.
The Habs acquired a power-play specialist in Sergei Gonchar who will make his debut tonight. He comes over via trade from Dallas, and he should help them improve on a disappointing power-play percentage. The Bruins haven't had much luck killing penalties, and they surrendered three power-play goals in last night's loss at Toronto. The absence of Zdeno Chara and David Krejci certainly hasn't helped matters for Boston.
The Bruins have lost four straight when playing on back to back nights, and it seems like quite a bargain betting on that trend to continue here at the Bell Centre.