Tale of the tape: Boston Bruins - Montreal Canadiens

Wednesday, 01.30.2013 / 1:30 PM NHL.com

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:

Boston Bruins Montréal Canadiens
6-1-1 (1st, Northeast) Current record 6-2-0 (2nd, Northeast)
2,862-2,208-791-107 All-time record 3,141-2,054-837-96
269-338-103-7 Head-to-head reg-season record 345-262-103-7
68-102 Head-to-head playoff record 102-68
6 Stanley Cups 24
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
5 First-round picks 6

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