Habs – Bruins / Gionta Gone for the Season / Wayne Gretzky ‘s Trick Shots


The Habs – Bruins meet again …

Depending on your view , it will be a nightmare or a dream come true.

The Habs are limping while the Bruins are soaring – beating and scaring people along the way. Here is a list of all the times the two team have met in the play offs. If the Monttreal Canadiens make it to the dancefloor this season – there is a very good chance the rivalry will continue.

The odds would be in the Habs favour. Remember 1970 -71 ?

1928-29 Canadiens (22-7-15) lose semi – final 3-0 to Boston (26-13-5), who go on to the Stanley Cup.

1929-30 Canadiens (21-14-9) defeat Boston (38-5-1) 2-0 in Stanley Cup final.

1930-31 Canadiens (26-10-8) defeat Boston (28-10-6) 3-2 in semi – final and go on to win the Stanley Cup.

1942-43 Canadiens (19-19-12) lose semi – final 4-1 to Boston (24-17-9).

1945-46 Canadiens (28-17-5) defeat Boston (24-18-8) 4-1 in Stanley Cup final.

1946-47 Canadiens (34-16-10) defeat Boston (26-23-11) 4-1 in semi – final.

1951-52 Canadiens (36-26-10) defeat Boston (25-29-16) 4-3 in semi – final.

1952-53 Canadiens (28-23-19) defeat Boston (28-29-13) 4-1 in Stanley Cup final.

1953-54 Canadiens (35-24-11) defeat Boston (32-28-10) 4-0 in semi – final.

1954-55 Canadiens (41-18-11) defeat Boston (23-26-21) 4-1 in semi – final.

1956-57 Canadiens (35-23-12) defeat Boston (34-24-12) 4-1 in Stanley Cup final.

1957-58 Canadiens (43-17-10) defeat Boston (27-28-15) 4-2 in Stanley Cup final.

1967-68 Canadiens (42-22-10) defeat Boston (37-27-10) 4-0 in quarter final and go on to win the Stanley Cup.

1968-69 Canadiens (46-19-11) defeat Boston (42-18-16) 4-2 in semi – final and go on to win the Stanley Cup.

1970-71 Canadiens (42-23-13) defeat Boston (57-14-7) 4-3 in quarter final and go on to win the Stanley Cup.

1976-77 Canadiens (60-8-12) defeat Boston (49-23-8) 4-0 in Stanley Cup final.

1977-78 Canadiens (59-10-11) defeat Boston (51-18-11) 4-2 in Stanley Cup final.

1978-79 Canadiens (52-17-11) defeat Boston (43-23-14) 4-3 in semi – final and go on to win the Stanley Cup.

1983-84 Canadiens (35-40-5) defeat Boston (49-25-6) 3-0 in Division semi – final.

1984-85 Canadiens (41-27-12) defeat Boston (49-25-6) 3-2 in Division semi – final.

1985-86 Canadiens (40-33-7) defeat Boston (37-31-12) 3-0 in Division semi – final and go on to win the Stanley Cup.

1986-87 Canadiens (41-29-10) defeat Boston (39-34-7) 4-0 in Division semi – final.

1987-88 Canadiens (45-22-13) lose to Boston (44-30-6) 4-1 in Division semi – final.

1988-89 Canadiens (53-18-9) defeat Boston (37-29-14) 4-1 in Division final.

1989-90 Canadiens (41-28-11) lose to Boston (46-25-9) 4-1 in Division final.

1990-91 Canadiens (39-30-11) lose to Boston (44-24-12) 4-3 in Division final.

1991-92 Canadiens (41-28-11) lose to Boston (36-32-12) 4-0 in Division final.

1993-94 Canadiens (41-29-14) lose to Boston (42-29-13) 4-3 in Conference quarter final.

2001-02 Canadiens (36-31-12-3) defeat Boston (43-24-6-9) 4-2 in Conference quarter final.

2003-04 Canadiens (41-30-7-4) defeat Boston (41-19-15-7) 4-3 in Conference quarter final.

2007-08 Canadiens (47-25-10) defeat Boston (41-29-12) 4-3 in Conference quarter final.

2008 – 09 Canadiens ( 41 – 30-11) lose to Boston (53 -19- 10) Eastern Conference quater final.

2009 – 10 Canadiens ( 39 – 33 -10) lose to Boston ( 39 -30 – 13) Eastern Conference final.

2010 – 11 Canadiens ( 44-30-8) lose to Boston( 46 – 25 -11) Eastern Confrence final.

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Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

Starting Goalies:

MTL– Carey Price confirmed [@NHLBruins] BOS– Tim Thomas likely [@NHLBruins]

Lineups:

MTL

Michael Cammalleri, Tomas Plekanec, Michael Blunden Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, Erik Cole Travis Moen, Lars Eller, Andrei Kostitsyn Mathieu Darche, Petteri Nokelainen, Yannick Weber

Josh Gorges, PK Subban Hal Gill, Chris Campoli Rafael Diaz, Tomas Kaberle

BOS

Milan Lucic, David Krejci, Nathan Horton Benoit Pouliot, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin Chris Kelly, Zach Hamill, Rich Peverley Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell, Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara, Johnny Boychuk Dennis Seidenberg, Joe Corvo Andrew Ference, Adam McQuaid

Injuries

MTL– Brian Gionta, Scott Gomez, Ryan White, Andrei Markov BOS– Marc Savard, Brad Marchand (suspended)

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