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Bruins vs Canadiens Preview: The Price is Wrong

The Real Rivalry Night, Round Two.

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:30 PM, Bell Centre.

TV Broadcast: NESN, RDS, SN360.

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation SiteEyes On The Prize

Season Record: Bruins: 10-7-0, 4th in Atlantic Division | Canadiens 11-4-1, 2nd in Atlantic Division

Habs Lines: (Please Boo at your computer when you read this)

Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - P.A. Parenteau

Alex Galchenyuk - Tomas Plekanec - Brendan Gallagher

Brandon Prust - Lars Eller - Jiri Sekac

Drayson Bowman - Manny Malhotra - Dale Weise

Defensive Pairings:

Andrei Markov - P.K. Subban

Alexei Emelin - Mike Weaver

Nathan Beaulieu - Tom Gilbert

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - Chris Kelly - Seth Griffith

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith

Matt Fraser - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson

Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Simon Gagne

Defensive Pairings:

Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton

Joe Morrow - Adam McQuaid

Torey Krug - Zach Trotman

IR: Kevan Miller, Zdeno Chara, David Warsofsky, David Krejci

Game Notes:

  • So is a new day. Last night's game was "one of the worst," said Chris Kelly,"that's the only thing we did as a team, we all played poorly." Boston simply did not make chances and did not defend. I'm hoping they were just focused on Montreal, the real rivals. They have a chance to prove themselves against the Habs and (maybe) justify last night's behavior. If Boston can pull off a win tonight, the glory of a victory against the Habs outweighs the embarrassment of last night. On to the next one.
  • Just when jerseys were clean of Canadien stench, here we are. It's round two-of-four in the self-proclaimed real rivalry night.
  • Boston's last appearance in the Bell Centre featured a 6-4 loss after a solid first two periods and an unfortunately classic Bruins-Habs third period. The game last night sucked. Redemption is in the air, and Boston is pretty damn good at that.
  • Carey Price is having an unreal season. He won his last two starts, stopping 59 of 60 shots. His save percentage is .918. It always seems like an uphill battle against the Habs. Once again, Bruins are facing them on the second game in a back-to-back, the game's at a laser pointer-filled Bell Centre, and key players are hurt. There's nothing better than an uphill win. Let's do this.


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