Sunday, 3 March 2013

Habs and Bruins Pre-Game History Notes


Chris Nilan battles Jay Miller Dec 6, 1985. (photo: Peter Southwick/AP)

  • Tonight is the 719th meeting between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. Only Detroit and Chicago (723 games) have faced each other more.
  • The Habs lead the lifetime series with a record of 345-263-103-7
  • Boston at home has a record of 165-134-56-4 against Montreal
  • The Bruins have outscored the Canadiens 1056-970 at home.
  • Five of the last six meetings between these two clubs has been decided by one goal.
  • 19 of 21 members of the Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup roster will take to the ice tonight, 17 on the Bruins and Michael Ryder and Tomas Kaberle for Montreal.
  • 108 players have played for both the Canadiens and the Bruins in their careers. Injured Habs forward Petteri Nokelainen played in the Boston organization from 2007-2009.
  • Andrei Markov needs one point to tie Bert Olmstead for 34th on the Habs franchise scoring list.
  • Michael Ryder needs one goal for 100 as a member of the Canadiens.
  • Peter Budaj is 1-1, with a 2.61 GAA and .885 SvPct in his career against Boston.
  • The Bruins’ 14-2-2 record and 30 points is their best 18-game start since 1929-30, when they had 32 points on a 16-2-0 record after
    18 games. The Canadiens defeated Boston, who led the league in goals for and against that season, for the Stanley Cup 2 games to 0.


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