The Rivalry Continues
Tonight will be the first of four games between Boston
and Montreal this year. The season
series begins in Canada
at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
The Bruins (6-1-1)
and the Canadiens (6-2-0) are
both off to hot starts in the mini-season. The early success of both teams will
boost the intensity of the game and will ignite a playoff atmosphere at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Boston owned Montreal
last year winning 4 out of 6 games including the last 4 in a row.
After an embarrassing 7-4 loss at home against Buffalo the
Bruins avoided a two game skid by squeaking out a win versus Toronto
1-0 on Saturday. A loss tonight would knock them out of first place and they could drop down to third in the division.
The Bruins should be ready to play after having a few days
off to rest and heal. Regardless of how good the Habs are or aren’t playing
Claude Julien knows how tough of a game it will be and that his guys will need
to be performing at their highest level.