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Circle March 27 on your calendars. That’s the next time the Bruins and Canadiens meet on the ice, and after comments made by both sides over the last two days, it’s sure to be a heated affair. On Monday, members of the Habs responded to claims made by Bruins coach Claude Julien that Montreal skaters commonly embellish penalties to draw calls from the referees. “I’ve known Claude for a long time and I’ve been coaching teams against him for a long time, too,” Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien told reporters at morning practice. “To me, those comments that he made were ridiculous and I think he was very frustrated to have lost that game. Claude can concentrate on his team and I’ll concentrate on my own.” Several Bruins players echoed their coach’s sentiments after Montreal’s 3-2 win Sunday night, agreeing with Julien’s assertion that the Canadiens’ embellishment was “an embarrassment” to the game. Habs winger Max Pacioretty fired back the following day, saying that the Bruins we

Claude Julien Supports Zdeno Chara ’100 Percent,’ Also Thinks Incident Will Help Tyler Seguin

Claude Julien said Sunday night that he had no problem with Zdeno Chara‘s fight, even if it may have cost the team a win. He stood by those sentiments on Monday as well. The Bruins coach addressed the media following practice in Wilmington, and he continued to support Chara, who took 17 penalty minutes after fighting Alexei Emelin in the second period of Boston’s 4-3 loss to...

Players Like Brandon Prust, Brendan Gallagher Helping Canadiens to Return to Conference’s Elite

BOSTON — The Montreal Canadiens haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1993, which is basically the equivalent of two lifetimes when you’re talking about hockey’s most successful franchises. While they may not be quite ready to end that drought this year, it’s clear that they’re certainly going in the right direction. It would appear that there is a bit of a change in philosophy...

Zdeno Chara Takes Advantage of Open Lane to Net Fourth Goal of Season (Video)

The Bruins’ offensive attack went cold in the final two periods of Tuesday night’s overtime loss to the Capitals, but the B’s lit the lamp on three occasions in the first. A pair of those goals came off the sticks of the Boston blueliners, with rookie Dougie Hamilton scoring on a rocket from the top of the zone and Zdeno Chara exploiting a seam in the Washington defense to...

Bruins Have Plenty More Reasons to ‘Hate the Habs’ After Letting Lead Slip Away Against Montreal (Video)

You can’t win ‘em all, but you’d like to win as many as you can against a hated rival. The Bruins weren’t able to overcome the absence of Zdeno Chara in the third period of Sunday night’s loss to the Canadiens, allowing a one-goal lead to turn into a deficit while their captain sat in the sin bin. In a game filled with chippy play from start to finish, Brad Marchand appeared...

Bruins Squander Three-Goal Lead to ‘Desperate’ Capitals in Overtime Loss (Video)

A 2-9 start is not what is expected from an Alexander Ovechkin-led squad, but that’s how the Capitals began the 2013 season. The Caps have turned it on of late, though, picking up their fourth win in five games with a 4-3 victory over the Bruins in overtime Tuesday night. The B’s took an early 3-0 lead at the Verizon Center but could not hold on, dropping their second a row...

2 Pictures That Sum Up Sunday’s Bruins vs. Canadiens Fight Night

A.B. The 2003 ALCS is a distant memory now. The 2010-2011 AFC Divisional Championship still hurts but it wasn’t the Super Bowl. I can finally admit it; I no longer hate the Yankees and Jets as much as I hate the Montreal Canadiens. And while I love watching the Bruins beat The Habs on the scoreboard, there is something almost equally satisfying about a Chara & Lucic pounding...

Excuses are like....

Montreal celebrates a goal during their victory last night  The Boston Bruins lost 4-3 to Montreal last night at the Garden and only have themselves to blame. After the game Coach called out the Canadiens for diving and embellishing penalties and basically blamed the loss on that. He went on the talk about the number of power plays that Montreal has had and how they’re an...

Bad Ovechkin penalty ends up in Dougie Hamilton goal

Watch this hit by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin hit on Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly. The Bruins score on the ensuing power play with a goal by Bruins rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton. Even as a Bruins fan, I have to admit that was a bad call against Ovechkin.

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (March 4, 2013) – Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending March 3 Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
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