kinot-1 Posted March 24, 2014 Report Share Posted March 24, 2014 THE RUINS STREAK STOPS TONIGHT!!! THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY  FIRST THE BAD The Bruins might be the toughest opponent around, riding a league-best 12-game winning streak into Monday. They last lost March 1 against the Capitals and have already clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth. Boston has outscored its opponents 46-17 as part of the third-longest win streak in franchise history .The Bruins have also had strong play from backup goaltender Chad Johnson over their streak. Tuukka Rask has only allowed 11 goals in his seven victories, while Johnson has allowed six in his five starts. Boston has scored more than 40 percent of their 227 goals (92) in the third period this season. NOW THE GOOD. Monday’s game will be the fourth and final meeting between the Habs and Bruins this season. The Canadiens have won two of the three games so far, most recently leaving TD Garden with a 4-1 win on Jan. 30. Picks & Odds Mon56%,,,Bos44% ( I forget where I found this) Carey shut them out at Bell Centre on Dec. 5 and in his career against them is 17-8-3 with a 2.50 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. The Habs are 5-2 against the Bruins this season and last. Michael Bournival was recalled following the game in Toronto and made the trip to Boston with the big club. Fans could see a heated goaltending duel at TD Garden with Tuukka Rask and Carey Price both likely to start between the pipes for their respective teams. Among all NHL netminders who have played more than 50 games this season, they are ranked first and fifth, respectively, in save percentage with Rask owning a .929 efficiency and Price not far behind at .924. Toronto lost Who's hot: Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban has 11 points (nine assists) in his past 11 games. Left wing Max Pacioretty has five points (one goal) in his past five. Center David Desharnais has six (one goal) in five. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has allowed 11 goals for a 1.55 goals-against average over a personal seven-game winning streak. Defenseman Dougie Hamilton has four assists and a plus-6 rating in his past five games. Injury report: Canadiens forward Lars Eller (lower body) is day-to-day. Defenseman Josh Gorges (left-hand surgery) and forward Brandon Prust (upper body) are on injured reserve. Bruins defensemen Adam McQuaid (strained quadriceps) and Dennis Seidenberg (right-knee surgery) are on IR. Confirmed line-ups will be announce as they come in. If there's any team to end the Bruins streak... It's Montreal. kinot-1's GDT record 16-9-1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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