Canadiens-Bruins: Two Old Foes Meet Again

Matt BernierContributor IApril 3, 2009

MONTREAL, CANADA - MARCH 22:  The fans at the Bell Centre get out of their seats and cheer while Shane Hnidy #34 of the Boston Bruins and Steve Begin #22 of the Montreal Canadiens get into a fight along the far boards during second period at the Bell Centre March 22, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec. The Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins are tied 2-2 after two periods.  (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

It has become a playoff match with great historic proportions—the Montreal Canadians and the Boston Bruins.

The only difference is that Michale Ryder will dress in black and gold.

The Bruins have taken control of the regular-season series, with the bitter rival winning four out of the five games so far, with the sixth and final game to be played April 9 in Boston.

This last game should give us a sneak peek of what is to come in the playoffs if the Canadians hang on to the number eight spot. If they can keep Florida in ninth, we should have a great seven-game series with the boys from the north.

The games will fill the two arenas to the rafters, and the players will fill the penalty boxes. It's going to be a rough first round.