Marchand scored the game-winner/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — Maybe Milan Lucic’s absence due to a one-game suspension took a little of the snarl out of the Bruins-Canadiens match-up tonight.

There was a little less physicality and much more speed and skating on display at the TD Garden, but that didn’t stop the Bruins from continuing to sizzle.

The Bruins got goals from three different lines, including Brad Marchand’s game-winner, in a 3-2 victory over Montreal. Benoit Pouliot and David Krejci also scored, as Boston improved to 19-2-1 in their last 22 games.

Tim Thomas stopped 33 of 35 shots during his 13th win in his last 14 starts.

The Bruins are off until they host Florida Friday night.