Thursday, January 12, 2012

Canadiens @ Bruins Preview

Since Horton knocked out the Canadiens of the playoffs in a Game 7, these two franchises have gone in complete different directions. The Bruins went on and won the Stanely Cup, and are once again one of the top teams in the NHL this year. Meanwhile, the Canadiens 16-19-7 on the season which is good enough for 12th place in the Eastern Conference.

The Canadiens won the first two games against the Bruins, but that's when they stumbled out of the gate, since then the Bruins have beat them twice (though both games have been close). Bruins have just been crushing teams of late, but expect this game to be a bit closer. Neither team this year has beat the other by more then 2 goals, and Carey Price is 2-2-0 with a 1.77 goals-against average in those games.

Thomas should be in net tonight though, and the Bruins will once again win. Here is a quick amazing stat... The Bruins have outscored opponents 60-23 in the 3rd peroid this team.

Bruins win 3-1
Player of the Game: Thomas/Krejci
Game starts at 7pm

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