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BOSTON — Claude Julien won a Stanley Cup behind the Boston Bruins‘ bench in 2011.On Saturday night Authentic Pekka Rinne Jersey Kids , the Montreal coach returns again with the Canadiens. His latest visit — for the latest installment of hockey’s top rivalry — comes after a Thursday night disappointment in Buffalo.“They out-competed us,” Julien said after a 4-3 loss left the Canadiens 1-1-1 in their last three games. “I’m not going to say our guys didn’t work, but they out-competed us. They won a lot of battles along the walls, way more than usual.Article continues below ...“In our own end, we had to do a better job of killing plays and getting the puck out. We didn’t do a good job of that. They were on pucks quicker than we were on a lot of occasions. But even so, for a road game we were still in the game with a chance to win or at least come out with a point and we blew it. It’s our own fault.”While the Habs (5-2-2, 1-1-2 on the road) were losing in Buffalo, the Bruins improved to 6-2-2 (4-0-0 at home) as Jaroslav Halak pitched a 3-0 shutout over the Philadelphia Flyers in Boston.Halak is 3-0-2 with a 1.43 goals-against average, two shutouts and a .945 save percentage and could be forcing a goaltender controversy as Tuukka Rask has had a subpar start.“It could, absolutely,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said when asked if Halak could force his way into the No. 1 spot. “We (script goalie starts) at the start of the year for — we’ve done it here for years and just to work Tuukka’s starts in because he’s been the number one.“But if Jaro’s able to push him and eventually take the job, if and when that happens, then we’ll look at that. We’re going to try to keep it as balanced as possible early on Roman Josi Jersey , and then like we said if one separates himself from the other like every other position here then we’ll allow that to evolve.”The Bruins are 2-0 after going 0-1-2 in the first three games of a four-game road trip. They swept last year’s four-game season series with the Canadiens — after years of frustration.Carey Price has a shot at a milestone Saturday. If he wins, he breaks a tie with Patrick Roy for second-most wins by a Canadiens goalie, with 290 — second only to Jacques Plante’s 314.“Pretty cool experience,” Price said of tying Roy. “It was a great night. Overall, everybody played well. Great effort from everybody.”While the Bruins’ top line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand has been on fire — with 19 goals and 44 points in 10 games — new Montreal acquisition has a five-game point streak and 10 points in his first nine games in his new uniform. That makes him the third Hab in the last 20 years with 10 points in his first nine games with the team.Price, 3-1-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .906 save percentage this season, is a bawdy 24-11-5 with 2.42/.921 numbers against the Bruins in the regular season.Neither Bruins goalie has great numbers against the Canadiens.Rask, 3-2 with a 3.38 goals-against average and .901 save percentage this season, is just 10-15-3 with 2.41/.917 numbers, but he did beat them three times (five goals against) in eight days last year. Halak is 4-4-0 with 2.92/.889 numbers against Montreal.Through Thursday, the Bruins were 11th in the NHL is goals per game, fifth in goals against and on the power play and 16th in penalty killing. The Canadiens were 14th in goals for , 10th in goals against, 19th on the power play and 22nd on the PK. TAMPA, Fla. — An early season battle of league titans takes place on Thursday when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Nashville Predators.Tampa Bay and Nashville each enter the season with Stanley Cup aspirations. Both sit atop their divisions through the first month of action.The Lightning ended October with a record of 8-2-1 and hold a plus-11 goal differential while sitting on top of the Atlantic. The Predators start November with a 9-3 record, plus-13 goal differential and a perfect 5-0 record on the road while leading the Central.Article continues below ...Nashville received a boost on Wednesday when reigning Vezina Trophy winning goaltender Pekka Rinne was activated off injured reserve and joined the team for the trip to Tampa. Rinne has missed five games since colliding with teammate Kevin Fiala during a game on Oct. 15. The Predators did not practice before leaving town, so there was no indication whether Rinne would start the game against the Lightning.Backup Juuse Saros has been handling the load in Rinne’s absence, posting a 3-2 record with a 2.62 goal against average and .917 save percentage while starting all five games, including Tuesday’s 4-1 victory against Vegas.“He’s carrying this team,” Rinne recently told The Tennessean. “He’s playing great hockey. He’s been doing an amazing job. First of all, we have a good tandem and a good relationship. It starts from there.“At the same time, I feel really good when there’s bumps and bruises, you can take your time to heal.”The Lightning, meanwhile, have picked up points in eight of the past nine games and come off an 8-3 trouncing of the New Jersey Devils as five different players recorded at least three points Ryan Johansen Jersey , led by Brayden Point who had a goal and four assists.“Pointer just controls the game with his speed. He’s all over the ice,” defenseman Braydon Coburn said. “He’s got the puck. He supports the puck. He’s on top of guys. He’s so tight defensively, and I think it frustrates offensive guys. When he gets the puck, he’s gone. He’s gone. He takes advantage offensively. He uses his speed to make space and chances for himself and his teammates.”Tampa Bay continues to be without the services of Norris Trophy defenseman Victor Hedman, who will miss his third consecutive game with an undisclosed upper-body injury suffered on Oct. 26. But in his absence, the Lightning defense have chipped in on the offense. In Tuesday’s victory against New Jersey, Ryan McDonagh and Coburn combined for three goals and six points, with Coburn adding his second career multi-goal game and first since Oct. 31, 2009.“We see his skill in practice and in the games all the time, so I don’t think we are too surprised to see him put the puck in the net,” Point said of Coburn.

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