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Kelly Says Montreal vs. Boston is Always Fun

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA -- There's always a bit of a circus atmosphere around the TD Garden when the Montreal Canadiens are in town and, despite today's very un-spring like weather, when the Habs come a-calling so does some playoff-like intensity.

This particular edition of Boston vs. Montreal features off-ice stories coming to the forefront, what with Montreal forward Michael Cammalleri critiquing a "losing mentality" around the Habs and the B's still fielding questions about Brad Marchand's suspension and last Saturday's loss to Vancouver.

But the on-ice fun of the B's against Habs matchup remains, and for B's forward Chris Kelly that's what makes tonight's game special.

"It’s always exciting to play a good team like Montreal," said B's veteran forward Chris Kelly. "They always play us hard – their games are great entertainment for the fans.

"They are fun [games] and that’s the important part of hockey, or any sport in general -- to make it fun -- because at the end of the day, we’re adults here, but we’re big kids.

"We play a game for a living, it’s unbelievable," he said.

Unbelievable is one way to describe the intensity that surfaces each and every time the B's and the CHC lock horns, but Kelly expects his Bruins to keep emotions in check.

"I think so, emotions run high in games like the Montreal series, the Vancouver game the other night and that’s part of hockey," said Kelly. "The important thing is to stay level headed and the end result is winning the game.

"The other stuff will take care of itself throughout the course of the year, or years, and you can’t get those two points back if you lose those.

"The older you get, the more you realize that."
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