It has been a disappointing start for both the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.
The first meetings of the season between these clubs will surely be filled with desperation and should amount to very entertaining games. Montreal crushed the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday to win their first game of the season while playing at home. The Bruins have come around in their last couple outings but still face criticism of suffering a 2010 season championship hangover.
Despite playing respectably this season for Montreal, goaltender Carey Price is having to absorb some of the blame for the team’s recent woes, as some of hockey’s stingiest fans tend to blame their netminder. However, Price is a world class talent and has shown how well he can play for this team. He will be called upon again Thursday night as the Habs surely won’t turn to backup Petr Budaj against their arch rivals.
Boston remains one of the deepest teams in the league but they haven’t gotten the same play out of either of their goaltenders this season. Boston needs to be better up front, with the Habs playing a tough schedule this week. Tim Thomas should be getting the nod in goal as he looks to regain his Conn Smythe winning form.
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