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Lucic calls tonight’s Habs game ‘our biggest test of the year’

Dec 5, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

Milan Lucic, Brian Gionta Getty Images

A game between the Bruins and Canadiens is always something to look forward to, but tonight’s contest in Montreal between the longtime rivals also matches two of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference.

“They’re 7-0-1 in their last eight games, and now they’re a point behind us,” said Boston forward Milan Lucic, per CSN New England. “It always seems to be one of this big games [against Montreal], and it’s no different tonight. There’s a lot to look forward to.

“I think this is probably our biggest test of the year coming into a tough building against a really good opponent playing its best hockey of the year. It’s going to be a really good test for us.”

The Bruins, of course, aren’t doing so badly themselves, with 10 wins in their last 13. Though the last time they played on the road they got embarrassed, 6-1, in Detroit.

  1. missthemexpos - Dec 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Maybe Lucic hopes the Habs get overconfident after hearing all the nice things he said about them.

  2. hammerhead5573 - Dec 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Some pretty darn good games tonight, incuding this one. I suspect the gloves will be dropped a few times in all games

    • mp1131211 - Dec 5, 2013 at 6:43 PM

      indeed… a few good ones. Thank god gamecenter has the 4-up view!

      • hammerhead5573 - Dec 5, 2013 at 7:38 PM

        Is Game Center worth it? I was thinking about buying it but not sure about the quality on IPad. Your thoughts?

      • mp1131211 - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:55 PM

        When you can actually watch the game, yes. Quality, especially on iPad, is great. Games look great on my phone over data, too. Biggest downside is there are a huge amount of games that are blacked out due to broadcast rights. So if you want it to watch your local team, forget it. I happen to live somewhere right now where there is essentially no NHL market except for games on major stations. So I can see a lot of them. But any local game will be blocked out.

  3. muckleflugga - Dec 5, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    seems to me his coach gave them a failing grade during the red wing mid-term…the classic gubbing

    only jarome ‘i always get the big goal’ iginla saved bruins from a complete washout

    six one because the bruins played badly…their opponent’s play was as usual, inconsequential

    who, habs…habs on the warpath!

    • hammerhead5573 - Dec 5, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      I’m sorry, what the heck did you say?

  4. rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Angry Rask is angry after getting beaten again by a Vancouver Giant.

    • onearmdragon - Dec 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM


      • rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 6:09 PM

        “I’m done feeding this troll. Sorry to all for bothering.”

        onearmdragon – Dec 5, 2013 at 5:46 PM

  5. muckleflugga - Dec 5, 2013 at 6:32 PM


    glad to see you back after soiling yourself yesterday…are you and dt58 roomies one is lead to ask

    maybe she can help you with your comprehension issues

    • hammerhead5573 - Dec 5, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      As I stated yesterday, that was the only time I will be kind to you. Now feel free to go change your username again as you openly admitted to yesterday. Did you change it due to self esteem issues? I don’t blame you of course, ya know with virtually no-one caring about what you bring here.

      • mp1131211 - Dec 5, 2013 at 9:24 PM

        what was his old username?

      • hammerhead5573 - Dec 5, 2013 at 10:13 PM

        High country bear

  6. packerswin96 - Dec 5, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    It is too bad that the Bruins have been in Montreal waiting for the Habs, while the Habs have played 3 games since the B’s last played.

  7. nostredummass - Dec 5, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Bruins fan in Montreal
    Habs Diving Squad
    Looking for Olympic Pool
    Ice is frozen
    Never chosen
    Team don’t need a Norris fool

  8. jcmeyer10 - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Just got home from the store/work and see Boychuck on the ground. How bad was the hit? And it was by Pachy to boot.

    • sabatimus - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM

      Pacioretty’s hit was called a board, though it was more of a shoulder hit (despite what Brickley said), and Boychuck was hit sideways into the boards…but didn’t appear to get injured until Pacioretty followed through on his hit and inadvertently hit Boychuck in the back of the head with either his shoulder or his own head.

      In any case, he couldn’t stand up (though he was on his knees at one point) and had to be stretchered off. At one point Boychuck was shaking on the ice. Seizure? Boston and Montreal personnel secured him to a board and transferred him to a gurney 😦

      • jcmeyer10 - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

        Thank you. I got nervous. When the Habs fans are applauding a Bruin, something has gone terribly wrong.

      • jcmeyer10 - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM

        Also when Chara and Luc were raising him onto the stretcher I got chills.

      • sabatimus - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:14 PM

        Yes. I’m a B’s fan and I really don’t think the hit was a board at all, let alone suspendable. Boychuck has a history of concussions and it wouldn’t surprise me if he had a seizure. I just hope the B’s don’t try to retaliate for a hockey play that was called a penalty.

      • bsaures - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:36 PM

        It looks like from how Boychuck reacted immediately after its either his shoulder or collarbone.

        Theres the youtube link if anyone missed it

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