Tomas Plekanec put one in each net, making up for an own goal by scoring the tiebreaker with 9:14 remaining on Thursday night to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.
It was the teams' first meeting since a seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs that Boston won en route to its sixth Stanley Cup championship.
All of the old animosity was still there, with Brad Marchand and P.K. Subban the latest to brawl in an Original Six rivalry that's nearly a century old.
Carey Price stopped 29 shots for Montreal, which entered the night tied for last with Boston in the Northeast Division. The Canadiens, who fired assistant coach Perry Pearn after winning just one of their first eight games, have now won two in a row after beating Philadelphia 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Tim Thomas made 33 saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have lost three of their past four games.
Plekanec stumbled in the first period, winning a faceoff at the le...