Sunday, April 12, 2009

Penguins Beat Canadiens; Habs To Face Bruins In 1st Round

Photo: Pittsburgh defenceman Sergei Gonchar, right, gets his leg up on Canadiens forward Tom Kostopoulos during first-period action Saturday in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

From The CBC:

The Montreal Canadiens will play the Boston Bruins in the first round of the NHL playoffs.

Thanks to a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre on Saturday night, one of the league's longest-running post-season feuds will see a 32nd airing with a likely opener Thursday night in Boston on Hockey Night in Canada.

Montreal (41-30-11) clinched its playoff spot in a scrappy 5-4 overtime loss against the Bruins on Thursday. The bad blood that was built up in a game that saw 76 penalty minutes will play out in another best-of-seven series between the historic rivals.

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