Bruins need not apologize to Habs

Canadiens deserve credit for victory, but disrespect complaints are off mark

Updated: May 15, 2014, 2:18 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Let's get one thing straight: The Bruins will give a stick tap and a handshake to the Montreal Canadiens for their second-round Stanley Cup playoff victory, but Boston isn't about to kiss the Habs' sweater crest or their backsides, too.

This is a rivalry. It's one of the best in all of sports and it will remain that way going forward.

The Canadiens were a confident group and finished the Bruins' once-promising season with a 3-1 victory in Game 7 Wednesday night at TD Garden. ...

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