Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/28/13

BOSTON - NOVEMBER 05: Paul Mara #22 of the Montreal Canadiens knocks the puck away from Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins on November 5, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The Bruins came out firing on Monday, and the Hurricanes fired back their best response. Now, the two teams will duke it out in what is quickly becoming an emotional affair down in Carolina. Brad Marchand scored a shorthanded goal to spark the Bruins early, but his comments during the first intermission also could serve as a springboard for the team. While admitting that this is a revenge game for the Bruins because of their struggles against the ‘Canes last season, Marchand threw down the gauntlet. Now, it’s up to the B’s to pick it up and meet the challenge — something that NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is looking forward to. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook
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