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Bruins, Canadiens looking for spark

Updated: October 27, 2011, 2:32 PM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Already participants in hockey's most storied rivalry, the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens cranked things up even higher last season.

There were two Montreal overtime wins in the first two games between the clubs at the Bell Centre, then a brawl-filled game in which the teams combined for 187 penalty minutes and goalies Carey Price and Tim Thomas squared off before the Bruins held on for an 8-6 win.

On March 8 in Montreal, Zdeno Chara laid a controversial ...

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