Thursday, January 10, 2008

Habs open road-trip in Boston

The Canadiens look for their eighth straight win against Boston when they visit the TD Banknorth Garden on Tuesday, also hoping to come away with at least a point for their seventh straight game overall.

Montreal (21-13-8) has already beaten the Bruins (21-17-4) four times this season, outscoring them 19-8. But their dominance of their fellow Original Six teams extends back much further.
The Canadiens also beat the Bruins in the last three meetings of 2006-07, and are 19-4-0 against them including playoffs since they trailed Boston 3-1 in a first-round playoff series in the 2003-04 season. The Canadiens went on to win that series with Claude Julien behind the bench - he's now in his first season as Bruins coach.

Montreal is 4-0-2 in its last six games, including a 4-3 overtime win at home over Chicago on Tuesday. Guillaume Latendresse scored with less than two minutes remaining in the extra session after the Canadiens had lost in overtime in two of the three previous games.

*Pre-Game report taken from Associated Press

NOTE: Tom Kostopolous and Corey Locke will sit out as healthy scratches tonight, as the Canadiens will welcome back Bryan Smolinski and Mathieu Dandeneault.

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