Game 65: Bruins @ Canadiens GDT

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    Game 65: Bruins @ Canadiens GDT

    The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will face off for the 624th time in the regular season when they meet at Bell Centre in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, RDS, TSN-Habs). They've also played 170 times in 33 series during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, by far the most of any two teams in the NHL.

    In each of the past four seasons, the top-scoring Czech centers in the NHL have been David Krejci of the Boston Bruins and Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens.

    Which of these talented Czech centers deserves the title of best countryman at his position?

    Verdict: Krejci has been the more productive offensive player, and he has a postseason pedigree that can be matched by few active players. Plekanec has wedged his way into the conversation about top two-way centers in the NHL.

    "The Canadiens clearly lean on Plekanec; coach Michel Therrien puts him on the ice often for defensive-zone faceoffs. Plekanec has been on the ice for the most faceoffs (1,055) with less than 25 percent of them in the offensive zone.

    Krejci's raw possession numbers are better, but Plekanec's zone starts play a role in that. Krejci also faces easier competition, with Patrice Bergeron typically in the "Plekanec role" for the Bruins. Plekanec is probably a slightly better all-round player in 2013-14, and he's under contract for one more season than Krejci.

    The biggest factor in Krejci's favor is youth. He turns 28 on April 28, making him 3 1/2 years younger than Plekanec, who turns 32 in October; that plays a big role in any argument about the future of the two. They might continue to be the top two centers from the Czech Republic for the next four years, but it would be much safer to wager on Krejci remaining a consistent top-six NHL forward for longer than Plekanec."

    @Sportsnet

    "Montreal Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges out four weeks with broken hand."

     
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    The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will face off for the 624th time in the regular season when they meet at Bell Centre in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, RDS, TSN-Habs). They've also played 170 times in 33 series during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, by far the most of any two teams in the NHL.

    In each of the past four seasons, the top-scoring Czech centers in the NHL have been David Krejci of the Boston Bruins and Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens.

    Which of these talented Czech centers deserves the title of best countryman at his position?

    Verdict: Krejci has been the more productive offensive player, and he has a postseason pedigree that can be matched by few active players. Plekanec has wedged his way into the conversation about top two-way centers in the NHL.

    "The Canadiens clearly lean on Plekanec; coach Michel Therrien puts him on the ice often for defensive-zone faceoffs. Plekanec has been on the ice for the most faceoffs (1,055) with less than 25 percent of them in the offensive zone.

    Krejci's raw possession numbers are better, but Plekanec's zone starts play a role in that. Krejci also faces easier competition, with Patrice Bergeron typically in the "Plekanec role" for the Bruins. Plekanec is probably a slightly better all-round player in 2013-14, and he's under contract for one more season than Krejci.

    The biggest factor in Krejci's favor is youth. He turns 28 on April 28, making him 3 1/2 years younger than Plekanec, who turns 32 in October; that plays a big role in any argument about the future of the two. They might continue to be the top two centers from the Czech Republic for the next four years, but it would be much safer to wager on Krejci remaining a consistent top-six NHL forward for longer than Plekanec."

    @Sportsnet

    "Montreal Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges out four weeks with broken hand."

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    Mezaros in. Hamilton out.

     
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    Price and Gorges are two losses I want the Bruins to take advantage of. Especially Price.

     
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    Budaj has had the B's number recently. Gorges is a huge loss for them.

    Always love to see Lucic against Emelin. Hope the B's stay out of the penalty box.

     
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    In response to watchtower's comment:[QUOTE]

    @Sportsnet

    "Montreal Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges out four weeks with broken hand."[/QUOTE]

    Mezaros in. Hamilton out. [/QUOTE]


    @NHLBruins

    "Julien said it's the same defense corps as it was vs Florida. Hamilton & Potter the healthy scratches on the back end ^CS"

     

    Yah saw that

     
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    In response to marco0863's comment:
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    Price and Gorges are two losses I want the Bruins to take advantage of. Especially Price.

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    Budaj has been doing the job

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    True. 

     
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    Budaj has had the B's number recently. Gorges is a huge loss for them.

    Always love to see Lucic against Emelin. Hope the B's stay out of the penalty box.

     



    I'm hoping the Bruins don't get into a back and forth, trading chances kind of game, kel. We've seen that lead to Montreal PP chances.

     

     
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    Dives tonight by:

     

    1)   Subban

     

    2)   ?

     
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    In response to kelvana33's comment:[QUOTE]

    Budaj has had the B's number recently. Gorges is a huge loss for them.

    Always love to see Lucic against Emelin. Hope the B's stay out of the penalty box.[/QUOTE]


    "In his absence, Peter Budaj and Dustin Tokarski have combined to post a save percentage of .884 in seven games."

     

    Hoping this continues.

     
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    In response to Ergoetal's comment:

    Dives tonight by:

     

    1)   Subban

     

    2)   ?



    Although they seem to be doing less of the Diving Venus stuff lately, this is what I was implying re trading chances can lead to Hab PPs.

     
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    All we have to do is keep Gallagher away from in from of the net. No excuses tonight.

     
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    In response to kelvana33's comment:[QUOTE]

    Budaj has had the B's number recently. Gorges is a huge loss for them.

    Always love to see Lucic against Emelin. Hope the B's stay out of the penalty box.[/QUOTE]


    "In his absence, Peter Budaj and Dustin Tokarski have combined to post a save percentage of .884 in seven games."

     

    Hoping this continues.

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    Budaj started off well but has come back to earth of late. Thats why he is a back up.

     
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    I want to see them stomp the little Habbies guts out tonight.

     
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    Not just a win, but a good spanking and slap down lopsided multi goal kind of thing.

     
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    All we have to do is keep Gallagher away from in from of the net. No excuses tonight.

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    And you know thats exactly where he will be,B's have to clear him out forcefully and not make it easy on him like they have the last 2 times they have met.I would also put him right behind Subban on the Scab diver's list.

     
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    In response to kelvana33's comment:
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    In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
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    In response to kelvana33's comment:[QUOTE]

    Budaj has had the B's number recently. Gorges is a huge loss for them.

    Always love to see Lucic against Emelin. Hope the B's stay out of the penalty box.[/QUOTE]


    "In his absence, Peter Budaj and Dustin Tokarski have combined to post a save percentage of .884 in seven games."

     

    Hoping this continues.

    [/QUOTE]

    Budaj started off well but has come back to earth of late. Thats why he is a back up.

    [/QUOTE]

    You could use the same analogy to describe Eddie Lack.

     
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    In response to BadHabitude's comment:
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    Not just a win, but a good spanking and slap down lopsided multi goal kind of thing.

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    Would love to see this as any B's fan would, but will be happy if its a 1 goal nail biter just as long as the B's win!

     
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    In response to 50belowzero's comment:
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    In response to BadHabitude's comment:
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    Not just a win, but a good spanking and slap down lopsided multi goal kind of thing.

    [/QUOTE]

    Would love to see this as any B's fan would, but will be happy if its a 1 goal nail biter just as long as the B's win!

    [/QUOTE]

    I'm thinking 5-2 but I'll take a 7-0 or a 3-2 as long as its a RW. Go Bruins.........

     
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    Not just a win, but a good spanking and slap down lopsided multi goal kind of thing.

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    Man, I'd love that - only because it's the Habs. Got a feeling it's going to be something more like 2-1 with the Bruins playing sound, disciplined, positional, limit-their-chances hockey in the win.

     
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    Seriously? TSN has the Nucks at the Jets instead of this game?? Neither of those teams make the playoffs (sorry Red).

     
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    Man, I'd love that - only because it's the Habs. Got a feeling it's going to be something more like 2-1 with the Bruins playing sound, disciplined, positional, limit-their-chances hockey in the win.

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    i'm in the mood.  A nice tight 1-0 first period followed by 6 goals in the 3rd, all Bruins all night.

     
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