Final

Series (Game 1 of 8)

Montreal leads 5-3

Game 1: Thursday, October 26th
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Bruins2
Game 2: Monday, December 4th
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Canadiens5
Game 3: Tuesday, December 12th
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Canadiens4
Game 4: Saturday, December 23rd
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Bruins4
Game 5: Saturday, March 3rd
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Bruins3
Game 6: Tuesday, March 20th
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Canadiens1
Game 7: Thursday, March 22nd
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Bruins3
Game 8: Tuesday, April 3rd
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Canadiens2

Canadiens 3

(5-2-2, 12 pts)

Bruins 2

(2-5-1, 5 pts)

7:00 PM ET, October 26, 2006

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 3 T
MTL 1 1 13
BOS 1 1 02

Z. Chara (Bruins - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Johnson (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

A. Markov (Canadiens - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Montreal (4-2-2) at Boston (2-4-1) 7:00 pm EDT

Montreal (4-2-2) at Boston (2-4-1) 7:00 pm EDT

BOSTON (Ticker) - The Montreal Canadiens try to beat the Boston Bruins for the sixth time in a row in their first matchup of the season Thursday.

During the 2005-06 campaign, the Canadiens went 7-1-0 vs. the Bruins, who will be playing the third contest of a six-game homestand.

Both teams are coming off losses to the lone unbeaten in the league, the Buffalo Sabres.

On Monday, Montreal fell, 4-1, to the leaders of the Northeast Division. Mike Johnson scored the lone goal and goaltender Cristobal Huet made 22 saves for the Canadiens, who went 0-for-4 on the power play.

Boston met the same fate last Saturday following a 6-2 setback. Defenseman Wade Brookbank tallied and rookie Phil Kessel scored his first career goal while netminders Hannu Toivonen and Tim Thomas combined to stop 24 shots for the Bruins, who went 0-for-4 with the man advantage, adding to a brutal 4-for-37 mark this season.

Boston's lone win last season against Montreal did come here.

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