The first round of the NHL playoffs begins soon with one rivalry heating up as the #3 seed Boston Bruins take on the #6 seed Montreal Canadiens. Boston finished the season ahead of Montreal by just 7 points but won their last game and completely embarassed the Habs. As the series starts people will be talking about the Max Pacioretty hit that has left him with possibly a concussion and a broken neck.
The edge has to go to Boston on this series. Cary Price has had a very good year but that doesn't even compare to what Tim Thomas has done for the Boston Bruins. The goalie edge goes there. In terms of forwards Boston has a bigger lineup and players that can all put the puck in the net. You can't exactly say the same for the Habs who are struggling with players like Pouliot and Scott Gomez. Gomez is probably preventing the team from achieving bigger heights with a lot of money going towards the players who has the worst plus/minus on the team. If they didn't have so many top injured defenceman they would be a tough team to play against.
Series prediction: Boston wins in 6 games. This series will be dictated not by the goalies but more by the 3 solid lines of scoring that Boston have.