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WATCH LIVE: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins (Game 1)

May 1, 2014, 6:37 PM EDT

Shawn Thornton, Andrei Markov AP

For the 34th time in NHL history, Boston and Montreal will play against each other in a playoff series.

There aren’t many rivalries in the league with more history than this one and it hasn’t died down in modern times. It won’t take a game or two for this series to intensify. They already hate each other.

“Yeah, I do,” Milan Lucic told CSN New England. “I’m sure if you asked them about us you’d get the same answer. Being here for seven years and being a part of this organization, you just learn to naturally hate the Montreal Canadiens.”

Or as Bruins coach Claude Julien put it, he hated Boston when he was with Montreal and hates the Canadiens now that he’s switched sides.

These squads are also well rejuvenated after Montreal swept Tampa Bay and Boston eliminated Detroit in five games. Every other series lasted at least six contests, so while the rest of the playoff teams were battling to stay in the Stanley Cup race, the Bruins and Canadiens rested, practiced, and waited for this day.

The game will start at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can also stream it online:



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  1. bsfan77 - May 1, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Lets go B’s! Spank the Habnots!

    • 7mantel - May 1, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      Sounds like a plan !

  2. clavette - May 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    What is it with nbc not showing replays of the penalties this post season

    • sixchr - May 1, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      I don’t know but it’s aggravating. I couldn’t tell if it was a tripping penalty or Superman taking off from the TD Garden.

  3. hockeyflow33 - May 1, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    I’m glad the diving team already made an appearance. Thanks for not showing us the replay NBC.

  4. nosefacekillah - May 1, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Clear dive. Stick on stick and suddenly the skates go out from under.

  5. drewsylvania - May 1, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    The Bruins are dominating this game. Only the BS dive that led to the power play, Price, and luck have made the score the way it is so far.

  6. bleedrangerblue - May 1, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Mike Milbury is a wicked Jackass. I phrased it this way for all the B’s fans to understand.

    • manninghasnt1sincespygate - May 1, 2014 at 8:40 PM


  7. bleedrangerblue - May 1, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    @drew… It’s a little early to whine. Give it A game or 2. Let the series settle in. Shhh

  8. Shanahammer - May 1, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Hey did you know Carey Price lead team Canada to a gold medal this year in the Olympics??
    I didn’t until this broadcast started!!! THANKS Pierre!!!!!

  9. drewsylvania - May 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    If the Bruins can just get in sync…

  10. manninghasnt1sincespygate - May 1, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    I think if the Canadiens were murdering their children the announcers would still be talking about how great they’re playing.

  11. sixchr - May 1, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Price is playing out of his mind right now… But I think the Bruins might be the best team in the NHL at missing great opportunities. Just once I would like to see this team hit an open net.

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