The Boston Bruins - far-and-away the best team in the NHL this season - take on the rival Montreal Canadiens, who sit at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, on Tuesday.

Viewers in the Canadiens region can watch the game LIVE on TSN2, and the TSN App at 7pm EST / 4pm PST. 

The Bruins sit at 78 points through 46 games, 12 ahead of the next-closest team in the league (both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes are tied at 66 as of Tuesday).

Their point percentage currently sits at 84.8% - which would be the highest for a season in the Expansion Era. Only the 1929-30 Bruins have surpassed that mark, with a point percentage of 87.5% in 44 games. 

On the other side, the Canadiens have placed a bevy of players on the injured reserve in the past week and are on track to miss the playoffs for a second straight year.

The Canadiens have scored 125 goal this season - fifth fewest in the league - but the lineup the team used against the Maple Leafs on Saturday - an overtime win - has scored just 73.

That is the fewest goals for a current lineup in the league, with the Chicago Blackhawks' 99 in their most recent game lineup being the next lowest. 

While the Bruins find themselves at the top of almost every statistical category this season, the Canadiens are closer to the bottom.

Bruins vs. Canadiens - 2022-23 Season Comparisons

Category Bruins Bruins NHL Rank Canadiens Canadiens NHL Rank
 Points Percentage .848 .457 26
Goals For  177 2 124  28
 Goals Allowed 96 1 171  28
 Goal Differential +81 1 -46 28
 Power Play Success Rate 27% 3 15% 32 
 Penalty Kill Success Rate 87.1% 1 74% 26 


The Bruins appear to be well on their way to their first Presidents' Trophy since 2014, while the Canadiens appear slated to be a part of the draft lottery for the second straight year.

After finishing last in the league and keeping the first overall pick a year ago, though, the Canadiens are on track to face significantly worse odds in the Connor Bedard sweepstakes this year.

The Vancouver Canucks, San Jose Sharks, Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Anaheim Ducks are behind the Canadiens in the NHL standings entering play Tuesday.