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Atlantic Division foes meet when Montreal hosts Boston

Boston Bruins (38-14-15, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (25-30-10, seventh in the Atlantic Division)

Montreal, Quebec; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Atlantic Division opponents meet when the Montreal Canadiens play the Boston Bruins.

Montreal is 4-11-4 against the Atlantic Division and 25-30-10 overall. The Canadiens serve 10.2 penalty minutes per game to rank eighth in league play.

Boston has gone 38-14-15 overall with a 14-3-3 record against the Atlantic Division. The Bruins have a 14-2-6 record in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.

The teams play Thursday for the fourth time this season. The Bruins won the previous meeting 9-4.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nicholas Suzuki has 25 goals and 36 assists for the Canadiens. Joshua Roy has three goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

Brad Marchand has 27 goals and 31 assists for the Bruins. Morgan Geekie has five goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 3-5-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Bruins: 4-2-4, averaging 2.8 goals, five assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Kirby Dach: out for season (knee), Christian Dvorak: out (pectoral), Colin White: out (upper-body).

Bruins: Milan Lucic: out (personal), Pat Maroon: out (back), Derek Forbort: out (undisclosed), Matthew Poitras: out (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.