The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens enter the Winter Classic heading in opposite directions.

Despite a three-game losing streak, Boston has played very well over the last month and a half. The B’s have taken points from 15 of their last 19 games, vaulting them within three points of the first-place Canadiens in the Atlantic Division with three games in hand on their rivals entering Tuesday.

Montreal, meanwhile, is 2-8-0 in its last 10 games, and goaltending has been a major concern.

NESN.com’s Zack Cox and Nicholas Goss talked about the Bruins-Canadiens Winter Classic matchup in our latest NHL/Bruins podcast. They also discussed other Winter Classic topics, including potential teams and venues for 2017.

Listen to the podcast or download it in the player below.

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Feb 8, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) reaches for a puck with Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) in front of the net during the first period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports