Canadiens Danault taken to hospital with head injury

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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.

It was Boston's first matchup against Julien, who was sacked by the Bruins back on February 7, 2017. The two clubs will meet again in Boston Wednesday night, before doing battle once more on Saturday night back at the Bell Centre. The Bruins have been one of the league's best teams this season and are in the midst of an 8-2 mark in their last 10 games and have won six in a row against divisional foes which has them hot on the heels of the Tampa Bay Lightning for top spot.

Montreal Canadiens center Phillip Danault was stretched off the ice Saturday night against the Boston Bruins after he took a Zdeno Chara slap shot to the head.

"You never want to see that", said Julien.

Danault was moving and appeared to be speaking to medical staff before being wheeled off the ice.

"They always make you worry. The plan is to keep him in hospital and re-evaluate him (on Sunday)". The period was halted and the players were sent to their dressing rooms.

"I was hoping that he was not hurt", said Chara.

Victor Mete, in his first game back after helping Canada win world junior championship gold, picked up an assist 3:22 into the game when the rebound of his point shot was tucked inside the post by Pacioretty.

Marchand was left alone in front on a power play to take a feed from Patrice Bergeron and score his 18th of the season at 17:11.

Boston took the lead at 2:55 in the second, as McAvoy found DeBrusk slipping past Montreal's defensemen and helped generate a breakaway chance. Jakub Jerabek swiped at and missed a bouncing puck and Krejci pounced on it and beat Price from close range.