The two Original Six rivals will play on Wednesday night for a spot in the Eastern Conference finals. It will be the ninth time they have met in a seventh game. The Bruins won the most recent one, in the first round of the 2011 playoffs, on their way to the Stanley Cup.
The Bruins had a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series before losing 4-0 in Montreal on Monday night. Bruins coach Claude Julien says he's hoping his team's experience helps them get through it.
It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.
— Stars forward Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators