If this headline sounds familiar it's because we used it the last time the Habs and Bruins met. Not much has changed between then other than Boston has three games in hand with Montreal. Both teams have 30 points, but Boston's head-to-head between the two and also having a few games in hand give them a bit of an edge the standings — the difference between first and fourth in the East.
Nonetheless, today's game will give one team 32 points and the other 30 (or 31). Season's still early, though, so whatevs in terms of standings but every point counts, especially within the division.
Yesterday we saw the Boston Bruins claw their way back from being down 0-2 to a 3-2 win, thanks to some solid PK and two PP goals. Yes, two! Meanwhile the Habs were in a good ol' fashion firefight with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Neither Price or Vokoun decided that they wanted to stop pucks. Pens won 7-6.
We'll also get to see old friend Michael Ryder.
Don't even want to think about what we'll do if he scores a goal tonight.
There will be NO DOYLive this weekend because two guys will be going to each game and Greg will be hammered at Foxwoods for his buddy's bachelor party. We should be back in action on Tuesday.
Yesterday Thornton was a healthy scratch. He said this morning he didn't know why he was scratched post-game Julien said he wanted a slightly stronger defensive core against Tampa's strong offense. Pandolfo was in, Paille moved to the third line and Bourque to the fourth. Should be interesting to see if Julien goes back to that or back to the usual line-up. Fluto thinks Bourque is out and Thornton is back in for tonight. So much drama.
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Jay Pandolfo-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
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