Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/6/13
8 a.m. ET: The Bruins and Canadiens (finally) renew their rivalry on Wednesday night when the B’s head north to take on the Habs for the first time in this shortened season. It’s a bit surprising that we had to wait this long, perhaps, but after eight games, the Bruins tangle with the Canadiens for the first time in 2013. It’s a rather important game, as all divisional games are, but this one takes on added importance given Montreal’s fast start. The Habs, under new (sort of) head coach Michel Therien have surpassed expectations thus far. They enter Wednesday night’s game with the Bruins just a point back in the Northeast Division, winners of two in a row. That start is even more impressive when you consider they’ve done it for the most part without P.K. Subban. The Habs signed the restricted free agent last week to a new two-year deal, and the defenseman is now back in the fold. It’s likely going to be a special teams battle on Wednesday night in Montreal. The Bruins have the No. 2 penalty kill (just 0.3 percent below top-ranked) Chicago, while Montreal comes in with a top-10 power play that has already scored 11 power-play goals. The Habs are likely to get those chances, too, as they’ve been handed a league-high 34 power plays at home. Complicating matters for the Bruins is their injury situation. They will be without one of their best penalty killers yet again, as Daniel Paille won’t make the trip to Montreal. He’ll miss his second game in a row with an upper-body injury after taking a stick up high last Thursday against Buffalo. That will shift responsibilities of penalty killers, of course. The Bruins will have to hope that Brad Marchand, who returned to practice Tuesday, will be able to go on Wednesday night. Shawn Thornton is expected to miss the game as well. He didn’t travel with the team and remains out with a concussion. Puck drop at Bell Centre is scheduled for 7 p.m. Be sure to check in for updates throughout the day and join us for all of the B’s-Habs action in the latest chapter of the game’s best rivalry.
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