Jordan Caron and Milan Lucic scored, and Tim Thomas stopped 33 shots on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.
Carey Price made 28 saves for Montreal, which lost to Boston for the third straight time and fell to 3-8 since Randy Cunneyworth took over as coach.
Yannick Weber scored for the Canadiens.
Montreal won the first two matchups against the defending Stanley Cup champions, winning home-and-home games at the end of October. But since then the Bruins have won 25 of 30 games.
The game lacked the usual intensity of a matchup between the Original Six rivals - to the point where the crowd decided to entertain itself in the third period with derogatory chants about Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback who will face the New England Patriots on Saturday.
But just a few minutes later, P.K. Subban elbowed David Krejci near the benches and Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference quickly came over to intervene. Ference was given four minute...