(CKAC Sports) - As part of another episode in the rivalry between the Canadiens and the Bruins, both teams will face off Wednesday night in Boston. The Habs will have the opportunity to rejoin his old rivals at the top of the northeast section.
The Bruins are at the top of the section with 67 points, two more than the Montreal company who also played one game more.
The Canadiens, however, disposed of the Bruins three times this season and came back winner of eight of the last nine regular-season duels.
"We won our three games, but it did not matter. We must go there and win another, "says the veteran Hal Gill.
"I do not know if this is the story of the rivalry between both teams, but we are at our best when the competition is identified, analysis Captain Brian Gionta, fond of his duels between direct rivals. We are simply more concentrated against them. The fact that the Bruins are ahead of us in the standings, is already sufficient as a motivator. "
"When you look at the Bruins' training, we realize that they have four good trios and a team that plays four lines, says Martin Jacques. We play two games in two nights and we will need all our staff. It tries to provide elements on each of our units.
Cammalleri stays at home
If the Canadiens coach secretly dreamed of the return of Michael Cammalleri against the Bruins, he made his grief when he confirmed that he did not accompany the team to Boston.
"I would not say it's longer than expected, but we knew that this injury would take time to heal. He made progress and he will train with us by the end of the week. We'll see at that time, was limited to say the coach.
Cammalleri is from the game since Jan. 18. He is recovering from a dislocated left shoulder suffered against the Sabres in Buffalo.