Another key reason for this great run has been special teams, specifically the penalty kill. Besides holding teams to only 3 goals in 34 power play opportunities (0.088), the Bruins have scored 2 short handed goals. It should also be noted that Colorado pulled their goalie for 5 minutes on Friday and still got shutout.
Expected to be in net for the Canadiens is Peter Budaj. Budaj has a lifetime 4-2-0 record against the Bruins to go along with his 2.64 goals against average. Budaj's last game in net came against the Bruins 2 weeks ago when he stopped 28 of 32 shots for the 4-1 loss in Montreal.
As usual, the best way for the Bruins to get a victory is to score first. While the Bruins have the second best winning percentage when scoring first, the Canadiens have the 4th worst winning percentage when trailing first. However, if the Canadiens score first there is no reason to fret. The Bruins have the second best winning percentage when giving up the first goal.