Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/27/13
8 a.m. ET: This one has been circled on the calendar since March 3. That was the night that the Canadiens came into Boston and beat the Bruins 4-3 in one of the most entertaining games all year. Much of the entertainment came off of the ice, though, when Bruins head coach Claude Julien criticized and accused the Habs for diving and embellishing. It was just another chapter in the longstanding rivalry. The latest chapter will play out Wednesday night at the Garden when the two teams meet for the third time this season. There’s plenty at stake, too. These two longtime rivals are jockeying for position in the Northeast Division. While the Bruins jumped out to the early lead in the division, Montreal chased them down and bumped them from the top spot. The Canadiens may be ripe for the picking, too. They’re playing the back half of back-to-back games after taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. Puck drop from TD Garden is slated for 7:30 p.m.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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