Bruins, Canadiens familiar foes

Rivals enter Northeast Division showdown with similar strengths

Updated: March 26, 2013, 10:15 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The rivalry returns to Causeway Street.

When the puck drops between the Boston Bruins (21-7-3) and Montreal Canadiens (20-7-5) at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday night at TD Garden, first place in the Northeast Division will be at stake. Currently, both teams have 45 points but Montreal has the advantage because it has more regulation wins (18) than Boston (16).

"Where we are in the standings, and we're playing a divisional game, but also it's a huge game," Bruins assistant ...

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