BOSTON — Well now we know which team can really walk the walk after talking the talk in the Bruins-Montreal rivalry.
The last word came from the Bruins’ sticks on offense and their suffocating defense in destroying Montreal, 7-0, at TD Garden.
Safe to say, there’ll be less trash talk should these two teams meet again when the playoffs roll around in a few weeks.
Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell led the way with two goals apiece and Tim Thomas recorded his eighth shutout by making 24 saves.
Here’s a look at the rest of the box score:
•David Krejci and Zdeno Chara matched their career-highs for points and assists with three assists apiece.
•Gregory Campbell answered the bell in the only fight of the night by taking on Paul Mara in a bout with just a few punches and then a big hug. It’s shocking that that’s how the Habs decided to avenge Max Pacioretty’s injury.
•Michael Cammalleri, one of the most outspoken Habs players this morning, was minus-4 on the night. So was center Tomas Plekanec.