Canadiens vs. Bruins Odds
Boston is the No. 3 seed in the East with 103 points while the Canadiens are the No. 6 seed with 96 points.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com Boston is the clear favorite to win the series with odds of -240 while Montreal has odds of +180.
Boston went 46-25-11 this season to win the Northeast Division. The Bruins scored 246 goals while allowing just 195. Boston was 22-13-6 at home and 24-12-5 on the road. They won 6 of their last 10 games to close the season.
Montreal was 44-30-8 to finish second to Boston in the Northeast. The Canadiens scored just 216 goals and allowed 209. They were 24-11-6 at home and 20-19-2 on the road. Montreal won 5 of its last 10 games to end the season.
These two teams faced off six times during the regular season and Montreal won four of the six meetings. In total the Canadiens scored 20 goals in the series while Boston posted 22 goals in the six games.
Trends show that the Canadiens have won 9 of the last 12 meetings while Boston is 5-2 in their last 7 playoff games as a favorite.
In terms of injuries, Boston defenseman Steven Kampfer is out with a knee injury while Montreal center Jeff Halpern is doubtful for the opener with a lower body injury.
2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Odds – Canadiens vs. Bruins
Montreal Canadiens +180
Boston Bruins -240
Canadiens vs. Bruins Series Schedule
Thursday, April 14 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. CBC (HD), RDS, VERSUS
Saturday, April 16 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. CBC (HD), RDS, VERSUS
Monday, April 18 at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. CBC (HD), RDS
Thursday, April 21 at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. CBC (HD), RDS, VERSUS
*Saturday, April 23 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. CBC (HD), RDS, VERSUS
*Tuesday, April 26 at Montreal, TBD CBC (HD), RDS
*Wednesday, April 27 at Boston, TBD CBC (HD), RDS