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Bruins, Canadiens meet again

Renewal of heated rivalry packs extra punch with both teams riding high

Updated: February 5, 2013, 8:39 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When the lockout-shortened, 48-game schedule was released early last month, it was a bit of a disappointment that the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens weren't showcased as top billing to reintroduce the NHL to the hockey world.

There's no denying the fantastic and exhilarating matchup between the Bruins and New York Rangers. It was on display during the season opener on Jan. 19 as Boston beat New York 3-1 at TD Garden. The teams laced 'em up again four days later and this ...

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