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B's Trying to Make a Habit Out of Beating Habs

Tonight, the Bruins will try to accomplish something they haven't been able to do in almost 2 years: beat the Montreal Canadiens in the regular season at the Bell Centre. The Bruins are riding a 9-game points streak (8-0-1) after beating the Florida Panthers 4-2 last night at the Garden. Meanwhile, the Habs are coming off a 3-2 win against Ottawa on Thursday night.

Just who are these Canadiens you speak of?
Montreal Canadiens 11-5-2; 24 pts (2nd in Northeast)

Leading Goal Scorer
Alex Tanguay 8 Goals (8-9-17)

Carey Price 14 GP 9-4-1; 2.51 GAA .920 Sv% 1 SO
Jaroslav Halak 5 GP 2-1-1; 2.46 GAA .917 Sv%

Guys Who Like to Drop the Gloves
Georges Laraque: 4 Fighting Majors (Fought Thornton on 10/15)
Francis Bouillon: 2 Fighting Majors
Tom Kostopoulos: 2 Fighting Majors
Steve Begin: 1 Fighting Major
Michael Komisarek: 1 Fighting Major (Fought Lucic on 11/13; On IR)
Maxim Lapierre: 1 Fighting Major
Guillaume Latendresse: 1 Fighting Major (Out of Lineup)

'08-'09 Season Series
Bruins Record vs. Montreal: 1-0-1
10/15 @ MON 4-3 SO Loss
11/13 vs. MON 6-1 Win

Injury Report

Marco Sturm: Out (Upper Body Injury)
Andrew Ferance: Out (Broken Tibia)

Michael Komisarek: IR (Shoulder)
Guillaume Latendresse: Out (Undisclosed Injury)

Things to Look for Tonight

- The Canadiens will be retiring Patrick Roy's #33 in a pre-game ceremony. If you are really interested, the Canadiens will be webcasting the ceremony live on their website starting at 6:00.

- According to Kevin Paul Dupont, Big George Laraque is looking for a dance partner. Will it be Thornton or Lucic who foxtrots with the big man?

- The Habs were once known for their strong special teams play. Now, they are pretty average. They are ranked 22nd in the league on the power play (15.7%) and tied with the B's for 12th in penalty killing (82.1%).

- Will the Habs come out with a little extra effort because it is a special night in Montreal or will the ceremony be a distraction?

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