If the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens keep up their solid pace, this historic rivalry - despite being pretty one-sided of late - could become even more intense.
Boston will try to win its seventh consecutive game by knocking off visiting Montreal for the sixth straight time Sunday night.
Four of the Eastern Conference's top five teams heading into Sunday's action reside in the Northeast Division. The Bruins (14-2-2), who have played the fewest games in the NHL, lead the way along with the Canadiens (13-4-4).
Boston is off to its best start since 1929-30 and has won six straight after overcoming a two-goal deficit to beat Tampa Bay 3-2 on Saturday. Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Brad Marchand scored as Anton Khudobin made 20 saves in place of Tuukka Rask, who will be in net versus Montreal.
"It's not always going to be your way so you have to find ways to show some character,'' said Patrice Bergeron, who assisted on Marchand's goal.
Marchand netted his fourth game-winner ...