Rival revival: Bruins-Habs

Kirk Muller, Ray Bourque and Patrick Roy reflect on their experiences in the Original Six rivalry. Getty Images

The Bruins-Canadiens rivalry isn't just the fiercest in the NHL -- it's also the oldest, dating to 1924. And while 24-time champ Montreal dominated Boston through most of those years, 2011 belonged to the B's, who beat the Habs in an epic seven-game playoff series on the way to the Stanley Cup. With the new NHL season almost upon us and the rivalry about to resume, we asked legends from both sides -- longtime Bruin Ray Bourque and former Canadiens stars Patrick Roy and Kirk Muller -- to explain what makes it special.