Matthew Barnaby says the Boston Bruins have to cut down on their defensive deficiencies if they are going to have a chance to take over the division lead. The Montreal Canadiens won 4-3 on Thursday night.
Tim Thomas allowed four goals but faced 41 shots. He lost his first road start in regulation this season, falling to 9-1-1.
The Canadiens have won seven of their last eight meetings against the Bruins and snapped a three-game losing streak in the process.
The Bruins have lost three straight games for the first time this season.