Bruins head coach Claude Julien has his team on an eight-game winning streak headed into tonight’s Bell Centre game vs. the Canadiens.
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There is hockey in other locales besides Pittsburgh tonight, folks. And the Canadiens are in tough at home against their arch-rivals, the Boston Bruins, who arrive riding an eight-game win streak.
In Brossard, the Habs practised with the same lines used in Saturday’s 4-0 win over the New York Rangers. Defenceman Hal Gill will return to the lineup Wednesday in Carolina, tonight his fourth game out of the lineup. No Jaroslav Spacek tonight either.
I was at the Bruins morning skate, where much of the discussion was about the return in Pittsburgh of Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby. Patrice Bergeron, the famously concussed Bruin, weighed in on the subject, while head coach Claude Julien and Bruins captain Zdeno Chara also addressed the issue.
Video below from the Bruins room in advance of what could be a great goaltending duel, NHL first star of the week Carey Price riding a two-shutout streak, Boston’s Tim Thomas arriving on the heels of a shutout of his own.