The Boston Bruins (15-3-5) will travel north of the border to take on the Montreal Canadiens (11-7-5). We all know you have the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees rivalry, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears rivalry. But the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens is something a little more special.
Since the beginning of the NHL and the original six originated Boston and Montreal always seem to stick out. Sure, you had other teams such as the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, and New York Rangers to complete the original six and each team having their own separate story lines. Boston and Montreal have played against each other more times in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs than any other combined teams (924 Times).
I won’t get to far in depth with the history because, who knows. Maybe I might have to write a book. So enough with the shortened history lesson, this is what we have to look forward tonight.
Patrice Bergeron will not be traveling with the team due to a lower body injury but will hopefully return Friday to the lineup to face the New York Rangers. Already it seems Bergeron is having a hard time staying healthy and coming back for games here and there will not help with his season statistics.
Other news going into tonight’s game; Tuukka Rask will sit the bench tonight to get him ready for Ottawa tomorrow so that means Jaroslov Halak will mind the net tonight (4-1-3 / 2.57GAA / .924SV%). Also Jack Studnicka will make his NHL debut coming up from the Providence Bruins.
Game starts: 6PM- Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada- Tune in to NESN.