March 12, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
BOSTON BRUINS (42-17-5) AT MONTREAL CANADIENS (35-24-7), 7:30 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The red-hot Boston Bruins take aim at a sixth straight victory when they visit the rival Montreal Canadiens for Wednesday's Atlantic Division clash at the Bell Centre.
The first-place Bruins set their season-high for consecutive wins on Sunday, beating the Florida Panthers 5-2 on the road for their fifth victory in a row. Boston hasn't claimed six straight contests since Feb. 17-March 2 of last season.
The Bruins' recent hot streak has helped push the club's lead atop the Atlantic to 11 points over Toronto. The Canadiens, meanwhile, are one point behind the Maple Leafs for third place, with the top three teams in each division earning an automatic bid to the postseason.
Although the Bruins enter Wednesday's clash on a hot streak and Montreal has lost two straight and three of its last four games, the Canadiens have had the upper hand in recent meetings with Boston. The Habs are 2-0 against the Bruins so far in 2013-14 and have won have five straight overall in the series.
The Canadiens are also 7-2-1 over the last 10 regular-season meetings against Boston at the Bell Centre.