The Bruins are in Montreal today, but they aren't just there for the french fries and gravy. They are there for a Super Bowl Sunday matinee matchup with the Montreal Canadiens. After going 0-7-1 against the Habs last season, the B's seem to have Montreal's number this year (3-0-1 record vs. Montreal this year). Montreal has struggled lately, going just 1-4 in their last 5 games and it looks like the frustration is starting to mount in the Hab's room. The Canadiens were able to snap a 4 game losing streak when they defeated the LA Kings 4-3 Saturday afternoon.
Just who are these Canadiens you speak of?
Montreal Canadiens 28-15-6; 62 pts (2nd in Northeast, 4th in East)
Leading Goal Scorers
|2008 - Robert Lang||17||21||38||7||36|
|2008 - Andrei Kostitsyn||17||12||29||7||21|
|2008 - Alex Kovalev||13||22||35||6||44|
|2008 - Carey Price||29||1729||16||7||5||2||73||2.53||838||765||.913||1|
|2008 - Jaroslav Halak||21||1182||11||8||1||0||57||2.89||593||536||.904||0|
Guys Who Like to Drop the Gloves
Georges Laraque: 5 Fighting Majors
Tom Kostopoulos: 5 Fighting Majors
'08-'09 Season Series
Bruins record vs. Montreal: 3-0-1
10/15 @ MON 4-3 SO L
11/13 vs. MON 6-1 W
11/22 @ MON 3-2 SO W
1/13 vs. MON 3-1 W
G Manny Fernandez: Out (Back Pain)
LW Marco Strum: IR (Knee)
RW Georges Laraque: Out (Back & Groin Injuries)
LW Alex Tanguay: Out (Separated Shoulder)
Mathieu Dandenault: IR (Broken Arm)
- The Bruins are 7-0-1 when playing on back to back days
- Claude Julien indicated in his comments after yesterday's game that Tim Thomas would get the start in goal today.
- The Canadiens have gone to the shootout 11 times, the most of any team this season.
- For more on the Habs, check out Habs Eyes on the Prize
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