Montreal hosts Boston after Pitlick’s 2-goal game
Boston Bruins (48-25-5, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. Montreal Canadiens (20-48-11, eighth in the Atlantic)
Montreal; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Canadiens +236, Bruins -295; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Montreal hosts the Boston Bruins after Rem Pitlick scored two goals in the Canadiens’ 6-4 loss to the Senators.
The Canadiens are 8-13-3 against Atlantic teams. Montreal scores 2.5 goals per game, the fewest in the Eastern Conference. Nick Suzuki leads them with 20 total goals.
The Bruins are 15-6-1 against the rest of their division. Boston is eighth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.3 assists per game, led by Brad Marchand with 0.6.
In their last meeting on March 21, Boston won 3-2. Marchand scored a team-high two goals for the Bruins in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jesse Ylonen leads the Canadiens with a plus-two in 14 games this season. Cole Caufield has five goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Montreal.
Marchand leads the Bruins with 74 points, scoring 31 goals and registering 43 assists. Charlie McAvoy has one goal and six assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 1-9-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.6 assists, 4.6 penalties and 13 penalty minutes while giving up 4.4 goals per game with an .864 save percentage.
Bruins: 5-5-0, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.7 assists, 4.7 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
INJURIES: Canadiens: Justin Barron: out for season (ankle), Jake Allen: out for season (groin), Joel Armia: day to day (personal).
Bruins: Jesper Froden: out (undisclosed).