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B's & Habs ready to battle for first

The Montreal Canadiens will be making their first appearance at the TD Banknorth Garden since Game 6 of last season's first round playoff series with the Bruins. The two teams will be battling for first place in the Northeast. The Bruins enter tonight's game one point ahead of the Habs.

Just who are these Canadiens you speak of?
Montreal Canadiens 9-2-2; 20 pts (3rd in Northeast)

Leading Goal Scorer
Alex Tanguay 7 Goals (7-8-15)

Carey Price 10 GP 7-2-1 2.34 GAA .925 Sv%
Jaroslav Halak 4 GP 2-0-1 2.60 GAA .911 Sv%

Guys Who Like to Drop the Gloves
Georges Laraque 19 PIMs, 3 Fighting Majors
Francis Bouilon 12 PIMs, 2 Fighting Majors
Tom Kostopoulos 33 PIMs, 2 Fighting Majors (Currently Suspended)

Habs Trivia
Hall of Fame goaltender Jacques Plante won 6 Stanley Cups in his career. His name was spelled incorrectly 5 times on The Cup.

Injury Report

Shane Hnidy: Day-to-Day (Undisclosed Lower Body Injury)

Things to Look for Tonight:

- Another big early season test for the B's

- How will the B's respond after playing last night in Chicago?

- Tom Kostopoulos is still serving his suspension for the hit on Toronto's Mike Van Ryn.

- Will we see a rematch of Laraque-Thornton?

- Besides being Euro Trash wannabes, Habs fans are also a bunch of despicable cheaters

- The B's continue to struggle for relevance in the Boston sports landscape. Having their biggest game of the early season on the same night as the Pats-Jets game will not help.

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing YouTube Fan Video