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Bruins vs. Canadiens Preview: Hockey Kryptonite?

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:30 PM, Bell Centre. TV Broadcast: NBCSN RIVALRY NIIIIIIIIGHT. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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SBN Game Site: Bruins vs Canadiens coverage

Records: Bruins 42-17-5 (89 pts) (undefeated in the Andrej Meszaros era) vs. Canadiens  35-24-8 (78 pts) (this is fewer points than the Leafs)

Habs Lines:

Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Brendan Gallagher
Thomas Vanek - Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta
Rene Bourque - Alex Galchenyuk - Lars Eller
Travis Moen - Daniel Briere - Ryan White
Alexei Emelin - Andrei Markov
Jarred Tinordi - PK Subban
Douglas Murray - Francis Bouilloun
Peter Budaj

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg - Chris Kelly - Loui Eriksson
Shawn Thornton - Gregory Campbell - Jordan Caron
Zdeno Chara - Andrej Meszaros
Matt Bartkowski - Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Game Notes:

  • The Habs are behind the Leafs in the standings. If the Bruins win tonight, they stay there. I think that's the most important takeaway here.
  • Peter Budaj is a Bruins killer. So is Thomas Vanek. How does this work? Do they negate each other by being on the same team now? One can only hope.
  • IT'S GODDAMN RIVALRY NIGHT, KIDS

NEVER FORGET:

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