Only one weekend remains in the NHL regular season and I could not be more excited for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There is one first round match-up (assuming it happens) that is particularly enticing:
1 Boston vs 8 Montreal:
The Habs clinched a playoff birth with an overtime loss in Boston last night in a game that was amazing. The second period lasted a full hour, because the referees had to spend so much time determining penalties after nearly a half-dozen fights. And by fights, I don’t mean 1 on 1, I mean 5 on5, everyone on the ice duking it out with an opponent. Add that to a thrilling, high-paced game with multiple lead changes and an overtime winner and you have a phenomenal hockey game. And this is the regular season.
Last year Boston took number one seeded Montreal to 7 games before falling and the Bruins will be licking their lips for a rematch with the Canadians. Boston’s bruiser Milan Lucic is target number one for the Canadians after bashing the Habs throughout the entire season. Lucic’s biggest victory came early in the season in a fight again Mike Komisarek, who spent more than the next month off the ice with an injury from the fight. Continue reading “Bruins vs Habs: Best Rivalry in Hockey”