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Montreal and Boston face off in division matchup

March 20, 2022 GMT

Boston Bruins (38-19-5, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. Montreal Canadiens (17-36-9, eighth in the Atlantic)

Montreal; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Boston visits Montreal in a matchup of Atlantic teams.

The Canadiens are 6-8-2 against division opponents. Montreal scores 2.5 goals per game, the least in the league. Nick Suzuki leads the team with 17 total goals.

The Bruins are 12-3-1 against opponents from the Atlantic. Boston ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.2 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.2 assists.

In their last meeting on Jan. 12, Boston won 5-1. Brad Marchand recorded a team-high 3 points for the Bruins.

TOP PERFORMERS: Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 17 goals, adding 29 assists and recording 46 points. Cole Caufield has six goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 33 goals and has 61 points. Craig Smith has eight goals over the last 10 games for Boston.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 5-3-2, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .883 save percentage.

Bruins: 7-2-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.7 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Josh Anderson: day to day (lower body), David Savard: out (ankle).

Bruins: Patrice Bergeron: out (arm).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.