Sunday night showdown with the Habs

Sunday night showdown with the Habs
March 3, 2013, 12:30 am
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Following a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, the Bruins turn their focus to a showdown with the rival Montreal Canadiens, who come into the TD Garden on Sunday night tied atop the Northeast Division with Boston at 30 points each.

The Bruins are 14-2-2, the Canadiens 13-4-4. The two teams met on Feb. 6 in Montreal and the Bruins rallied there, getting two third-period goals for a 2-1 victory.

If they're going to be successful again, they'll have to cut down on the penalties. The Bruins gave the Lightning eight power-play opportunities on Saturday. That's something Patrice Bergeron said they'll have to avoid.

"We gotta do a better job on the PK [penalty-killing], but we gotta stay out of the [penalty] box, too. We were playing with fire with the number of penalties we took [Saturday]," Bergeron said.

Coach Claude Julien called the matchup Sunday night "a pretty interesting game that's going to matter more than if we had lost this one [Saturday]."

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