Bruins ready to battle with rival Habs

The Bruins will host the Montreal Canadiens tonight at TD Garden for the first of six meeting this season. The B's enter tonight's game just one one point back in the standings from the visiting Habs. Montreal has 14 points in 15 games, while the Bruins have earned 13 points in one less game.

Know Your Enemy

Montreal Canadiens (7-8-0)

Head Coach: Jacques Martin

Leading Goal Scorer:


G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Mike Cammalleri 7 7 14 6 10

 

Goaltending:


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Carey Price 9 495 2 6 30 3.64 256 226 .883 0


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Jaroslav Halak 8 421 5 2 20 2.85 187 167 .893 0

 

Key Heckling Targets & Strategy:

Carey Price "CAAAAAAAAREY!"

Hal Gill Be creative. I'm sure you have plenty of ammo for "The Tower of Turnover"

Brian Gionta How he isn't tall enough to ride the roller coaster and how much BC sucks

 

Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Byron Bitz groin 11/04/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Lucic fingers 10/17/2009
Marc Savard foot 10/21/2009


Montreal Canadiens Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Georges Laraque back 11/04/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ryan O`Byrne knee 10/04/2009
Andrei Markov ankle 10/02/2009

Notes:

- The Bruins have not scored a power play goal in 5 games and now have the worst power play in the NHL with a 11.5% success rate.

- Montreal has also struggled with special teams play this season. The are 24th in penalty-killing (75.8%) and 25th on the power play (14.3%).

- Mark Recchi needs 1 assist to reach 900 for his career

- Montreal has called up forwards Tom Pyatt and Ryan White from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).

- Former Montreal Canadien Steve Begin will play the Habs for the first time in a black and gold sweater.

- The game starts at 7:00 and can be seen on NESN. The open thread start at 6:30.

- For more on the Habs and how how they built an illegitimate dynasty by taking advantage of an unfair player allocation system, check out Habs Eyes On The Prize 

 

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Habs Fan YouTube Video

There has to be some sort of animal cruelty laws against this sort of thing.
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