It’s funny–the things Habs fans will believe based on emotion as opposed to reason and fact. Here are the facts.
- The Bruins are 4-0-1 against Montreal this season, and
- 2-1-1 against the New York Rangers.
- Boston lost at Montreal 4-3 in a shootout on Oct. 15, and has since taken three straight from the team.
- The Bruins pummeled the Habs 6-1 at TD Banknorth Garden on Nov. 13.
- Then they beat the Canadiens in Montreal 3-2 in a shootout on Patrick Roy night on Nov. 22
- Bruins won 3-1 at Boston on Jan. 13
- Bruins then won 3-1 at Montreal on Feb. 1.
So yes, we’d like for the Bruins to meet the Canadiens in the first round this year.
How about future rounds? Well,
- The Bruins are 1-2-1 against the Washington this season,
- 2-1-1 against New Jersey,
- 2-1-1 against Pittsburgh,
- 2-1-1 against Philadelphia, and
- 4-0-0 against Carolina.