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Christopher L. Gasper

Once again, Canadiens are villains in Boston

You don’t have to be a pucks devotee to appreciate the intensity and genuine enmity of the Bruins-Canadiens rivalry.

Hockey’s long-running passion play played out one more time Wednesday night over on Causeway Street, and it played out the way it usually has for the Bruins and their fans over the years with a soul-crushing, heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Les Glorieux. The Canadiens snatched a 6-5 shootout victory and first place in the Northeast Division from out of the ether.

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