BOSTON — Maybe an old-fashioned Original Six rivalry will be just what the Bruins need to help them get out of their early-season funk.
The Montreal Canadiens will be at TD Garden for a 7 p.m. start.
“Montreal is obviously a team we always seem to get up for,” said forward Brad Marchand, who’s been one of the culprits during the Bruins’ 3-5-0 start. “They’re a lot of fun to play against. Our fans enjoy it, so hopefully we can find a way to get some energy and to have a good game.”
The Bruins will probably stick with their tweaked forward line from yesterday’s practice, while it will be Max Pacioretty’s first game on the same ice as Zdeno Chara since the Chara hit from last March. With less fanfare, Benoit Pouliot will play against his old team, the Habs, for the first time tonight as well.
Adam McQuaid should return to the Bruins’ lineup.