Two of the NHL's fiercest rivals will renew acquaintances Wednesday night when the Boston Bruins pay a visit to Bell Centre to face the Montreal Canadiens (7:30 p.m. ET RDS, TSN, NBCSN).
Not only is it a battle of Original Six teams with a strong dislike for each other, it's also a key game in the Eastern Conference standings. The Bruins lead the Northeast with 13 points, and the Canadiens are just one point behind. The winner of this game will take over the top spot in the division and the conference.
There's a lot of history and animosity with these two teams, and here's a look at some of what's transpired between these storied franchises:
|6-1-1 (1st, Northeast)||Current record||6-2-0 (2nd, Northeast)|
|269-338-103-7||Head-to-head reg-season record||345-262-103-7|
|68-102||Head-to-head playoff record||102-68|
|54||Hall of Famers||61|
|Bobby Orr||Most famous alumni||Maurice Richard|
|Zdeno Chara (6-9)||Tallest current player||Carey Price (6-3)|
|2011||Most recent Stanley Cup||1993|