A new sibling showdown will be added to the long-standing rivalry between Boston and Montreal tonight when Bruins goaltender Malcolm Subban shares the ice with older brother P.K. for the first time at the Bell Centre.
Catch it live on TSN2, TSN Radio 690 and TSN Mobile TV at 7pm et/4pm pt.
Malcolm Subban, who will play in the second half of the game for Boston after Chad Johnson, was chosen by the Bruins in the first round of the 2012 NHL draft. He played three full seasons for Belleville in the Ontario Hockey League and is expected to start this season with Providence in the American Hockey League.
P.K., coming off his best season yet with a Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenceman, will be paired with Josh Gorges on a defence squad the includes Douglas Murray, Jarred Tinordi, Francis Bouillon and prospect Darren Dietz.
Up front, the Canadiens will dress prospects Christian Thomas, Stefan Fournier and Charles Hudon with regulars Travis Moen, Daniel Briere, David Desharnais, Ryan White and Max Pacioretty. Forwards Gabriel Dumont, Michael Blunden, Louis Leblanc and Nick Tarnasky will also be in the lineup.
Carey Price will get the start in goal for Montreal, with Robert Mayer as his backup.
The Canadiens played their first preseason game on Sunday night against the Buffalo Sabres in a 5-4 shootout loss. Michael McCarron, their first-round pick from June, had two assists while blueliner Greg Pateryn had three helpers.