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Bruins vs. Habs Preview: The Real Rivalry Night Returns!

Surely tonight's game will be a calm, reasoned affair with few fireworks and little intensity...

Ethan Miller

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:30 PM, Bell Centre.

TV Broadcast: NBCSN, RDS.

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation SiteEyes On The Prize

Season Record: Bruins: 2-3-0 | Canadiens 3-1-0

Habs Lines:

Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Brendan Gallagher

Alex Galchenyuk - Tomas Plekanec - P.A. Parenteau

Rene Bourque - Lars Eller - Jiri Sekac

Dale Weise - Manny Malhotra - Brandon Prust

Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban

Andrei Markov - Tom Gilbert

Jarred Tinordi - Mike Weaver

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Seth Griffith

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith

Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson

Daniel Paille - Ryan Spooner - Simon Gagne

Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton

Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid

Torey Krug - Kevan Miller

Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg

Game Notes:

  • Blah blah revenge game blah blah no one cares. Rivalry though, yes. Bruins/Habs games are always absurd and ridiculous and fun - let's hope tonight is no exception.
  • The Canadiens have had a decent start to the season, with their only loss coming in a 7-1 battering by Tampa Bay. Relatedly, I am scared as hell of Tampa this year, and you should be too probably.
  • The Bruins are currently undefeated in the Simon Gagne era and I think that's beautiful.
  • Last year, three of the four Bruins/Habs games were the second game of a back-to-back for Montreal. This year it's Boston's turn apparently. As we saw against the Red Wings last week, the Bruins struggled with speed coming off a back-to-back - Montreal would be best served to go with quickness over toughness on their bottom six. Will they do this, or will they try to match with "grit"? Bruins fans should hope it's the latter.


Get fiyahd up, Boston. It's the damn Habs.

Last Game in Fancy Stats

The Bruins aren't failing for lack of trying, here. They outshot Detroit 39-20 last night. They only allowed 20 SOG through 65 minutes!