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Tale of the Tape: Canadiens vs. Bruins

Wednesday, 03.27.2013 / 3:00 AM / Tale of the Tape
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Tale of the Tape: Canadiens vs. Bruins
For the third time this season, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins will renew a heated rivalry that has shown no signs of cooling.

For the third time this season, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins will renew a heated rivalry that has shown no signs of cooling.

First place in the Northeast Division will be on the line when the Canadiens and Bruins take part in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry contest on NBC Sports Network. Each team owns a one-goal win in the other's building this season, with the latest installment in this Original Six grudge match taking place at TD Garden.

In what was each team's ninth game of the season on Feb. 6, the Bruins used goals from Tyler Seguin and David Krejci during the first 2:05 of the third period to rally for a 2-1 victory. On March 3, the Canadiens turned the tables and earned a 4-3 comeback victory on goals from Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais in the third period.

There were two fights in that last contest, including Bruins captain Zdeno Chara dropping the gloves with Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin. Chara was assessed 17 minutes in penalties and was in the penalty box for the Canadiens' tying and winning goals.

WSH   PHI
 20-7-5 (2nd, Northeast) Current Record 21-7-3 (1st, Northeast)
3155-2059-837-101
All-Time Record 2877-2214-791-109
346-263-103-7 Head-to-Head Reg-Season Record 270-339-103-7
23 Stanley Cups 6
61
Hall of Famers 54
Maurice Richard Most Famous Alumni Bobby Orr
6-3-1 Record since last meeting
7-4-1
16
Hart Trophy winners 13
Jose Theodore
Most recent winner
Joe Thornton*
17
Retired numbers 10
* Thornton played 23 games for Bruins and was traded to Sharks in his Hart Trophy season

Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic