The Canadiens and Boston Bruins will square off for the 34th time in the NHL playoffs and the bad blood was already flowing before Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
In a Boston Herald column, Stephen Harris described the Canadiens’ P.K. Subban as “despicably villainous” and teammate Alexei Emelin as “a dangerous foe” and “a guy who may be trying deliberately to hurt people.”
“Do we need this crap?” columnist Jack Todd says on this week’s HI/O Show.
Todd is joined by Mike Boone — who live blogs every Canadiens game on HI/O — and sports editor/host Stu Cowan to set the stage for the much-anticipated series and give their predictions.
The Canadiens have won 24 of the first 33 series between the teams, but Boston has won seven of the last 11 playoff meetings, including the last two.
(Photo by Sterling Agres/ HI/O Show)