It's been a while no? Well, time to drop the gloves and get nasty with the fine folks here at KK/BB squaring off and firing verbal and written broadsides at each other.
Problem with writing reviews and previews is that sometimes you make the mistake of seeing someone else's thoughts, and damned if they aren't better than anything you can think of. Now I'm stumped on what else to add.
Well, here goes nothing:
Habs suck. Bruins suck.
Ok, so it may be a bit more nuanced than that. Montreal sits at 7th place, while Boston is in 12th, in the Eastern Conference. However, only three points separate them. Simply put, the line between playoff and non-playoff teams is extremely thin.
Added to the drama is Boston's prominence in the rumours surrounding Ilya Kovalchuk. Ooooohhhh!
The Bruins are riding some sort of losing streak (I'm not sure exactly, because I don't care), and Montreal just lost their best (only) offensive threat in Michael Cammalleri. So times are not fun for either team.
Key players for Montreal:
Halak, Plekanec, S. Kostitsyn
Key players for Boston:
Thomas, Krejci, Savard
Habs to watch for major fuckups:
Gomez, Bergeron, Gomez, any one of the call-ups I've lost track of, Gomez
Bruins that make everyone tense:
Ryder (haha), ?
Whatever the outcome, Montreal has an afternoon game on both Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday matchup will be against the Bruins again, so Bruins fans can count on a win that day. (Montreal never. Ever. Wins. Afternoon games. Ever.)
See y'all at 7 tonight, and Go Habs.