Boston held its morning skate at the Garden this morning and numerous players said afterward that they’re excited about getting the exhibition season underway.
“I heard again at practice today that it’s a pretty big rivalry,” Seguin said. “Again, it should be a crazy game, even for the preseason.”
Seguin has never played in the Belle Centre and is looking forward to the opportunity.
“It should be a heck of a game. I hear about the atmosphere all the time,” Seguin said. “I’ve visited Montreal, it’s a great place, a great hockey market, so it should be a pretty exciting game.”
Seguin is planning on keeping it simple tonight.
“I’m going in with the same mentality. I’m going to go out there and work my hardest and do whatever it takes to help the team get a win.”
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask will start tonight and he plans on playing the entire game.
“It should be a fun one,” he said. “Obviously you try to have the same mindset in every game you play, but you still have to recognize there are no points on the line. You try to go out there, try your best and work your hardest no matter what kind of game it is. The atmosphere is going to be great, so that’ll make it more like a regular-season game.”
Bruins newcomer Nathan Horton has played against the Canadiens many times during his career, but never while wearing a Black and Gold sweater.
“It’s kind of like a regular-season game. It’s a big rivalry and that’s all I hear about,” Horton said. “When you watch on TV it’s always a big game. I think everyone gets excited for these games. The fans go crazy and it’s an exciting game for everyone involved. Any time you play the Canadiens it’s going to be a battle no matter who is in and what kind of lineup they have.”