Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins - 1/13/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Paul Byron and Jake DeBrusk matched goals to open the shootout, but there were five misses before Marchand potted the victor. When he regained consciousness, he attempted to get back to his feet, but he collapsed after getting to his knees. According to the broadcast Chara's shot was clocked at 123 km/h (76 mph), which is fortunate considering how hard the Bruins captain can fire the puck.

Boston managed to tie things up before second intermission, with Krejci picking up a blocked shot from McAvoy and wristing it past Price for the 3-3 deadlock.

The Canadiens meanwhile have had a tough go this season but they have had success against divisional foes over the last little while as they have won 17 of their last 25 against Atlantic division opponents and with this one being at home against their Original Six rivals from Boston that trend is potentially viable to stay moving in the right direction. Pacioretty had a couple of swipes at the loose puck before bouncing it off Tuukka Rask's skate.

"It's different, but this was just another game", said Marchand, who scored in regulation time and got the game-winner in the fourth round of the shootout. The 97 seconds of time was tacked onto the third period. It was Galchenyuk's 100th career goal.

Danault was standing between Chara and the Montreal goal with a couple other players late in the second period when Chara wound up from the blueline and delivered a head-high shot that slammed into the side of the Canadian player's helmet. Jordie Benn blocked Chara's shot from the blueline, but David Krejci buried the rebound. When the Bruins (finally) looked competitive against the Capitals despite the shootout loss, they were going up against another massive Celtic comeback, this one against the Rockets.

Specialty items: While Galchenyuk scored a power-play goal, the Canadiens failed to take advantage of their opportunities with the extra man.

If Saturday was any indication, there's about to be a pretty interesting week ahead in the Boston Bruins' rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens. So after Saturday, the Bruins will again see the Habs on Wednesday and Saturday, with tilts against the Dallas Stars and New York Islanders mixed in on Monday and Thursday as well.