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Playoff watch: Bruins, Habs set for another round

Posted on: March 8, 2011 1:39 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2011 1:49 pm
 


Boston Bruins (38-19-8) at Montreal Canadiens (36-23-7) 

Bell Centre, 7:30 pm ET

SEASON SERIES: Boston 1-2-1; Montreal 3-1-0  

IMPLICATIONS: A Boston win and a Flyers loss Tuesday would pull the top two teams in East even in the points department. (Flyers would still technically be in first since they'd still have more wins.) Montreal could pull within three points of the Northeast lead with a regulation win. 

BREAKDOWN: The Habs won the first three meetings, outscoring the Bruins 10-6 in those games. Then came their last meeting, a slugfest Boston won, 8-6, on Feb. 9. That contest included 45 penalties for a total of 182 minutes -- and two of the dozen fighting majors was the result of a goalie fight (above) between Montreal's Carey Price and Boston's Tim Thomas

“It was pretty crazy,” Boston forward Milan Lucic told CSNNE.com's Joe Haggerty. “Especially that second period with eight goals scored, and four for each side. I remember watching the highlights later and hearing  (Bruins play-by-play announcer) Jack (Edwards), say ‘Mercy.’ It was fun to be in, and I know our fans talk about it and remember it.”

The same goalies in net for the last meeting are expected to get the call again tonight. Last game was long on penalties, but short on saves. 

MATCHUP TO WATCH:  Boston LW  Milan Lucic vs. Montreal LW Michael Cammalleri.  Cammalleri took a “therapy day” on Monday, a day away from the rink that might have been needed since he has two points in the seven games since he returned from injury. The Bruins are nearly perfect, 21-1-0, when Lucic scores, something he did twice in the last meeting. 

KEY STAT: 710. The total number of meetings between these two Orginal Six clubs, second only to Detroit vs. Chicago (712).
Photo: Getty Images
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kkjyywlpo
Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Playoff watch: Bruins, Habs set for another round

Good to see Boychuk knee hunting on Subban there. Good job by White to step in on that one.




Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Playoff watch: Bruins, Habs set for another round

Taking a road win from the Bell Centre would be HUGE tonight. Pad that Northeast lead and catch up with Philly. Need to come out of the gates hard and fast, not sluggish like vs. the Pens the other night. GO B's. Kick some Hab ass.


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