MONTREAL – There's plenty of chatter up in Montreal about the added toughness with characters such as George Parros and Brandon Prust suiting up for the Montreal Canadiens, who have won seven of their past eight games while rising up the standings in the Atlantic Division.
The Bruins will certainly miss injured defenseman Adam McQuaid after he re-aggravated a lower body injury, and didn’t make the trip up to Montreal. Because it sure feels like it’s going to get nasty on the Bell Centre ice with both teams vying for first place, and the B’s holding a slim one point lead in the standings over the Habs.
Matt Bartkowski took rushes on the left side with Torey Krug as the B’s third defensemen pairing, and it would appear that Kevan Miller and Jordan Caron will be the healthy scratches for the Black and Gold. Tuukka Rask and Carey Price are the starting goaltenders for the Bruins and Habs, and here are the rest of the line combos and D-pairings based on pregame warm-up in Montreal: