Winter Classic 2016: Score and Twitter Reaction for Canadiens vs. Bruins

January 1st, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

The Montreal Canadiens spoiled New Year's Day in New England on Friday by defeating the Boston Bruins 5-1 in the 2016 Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Paul Byron scored two goals for Montreal, including the game winner, while goalie and Massachusetts native Mike Condon stopped 27 of Boston's 28 shots.

Friday's matchup was a fitting one for such a huge stage, as the Habs and Bruins are the oldest rivals the NHL has to offer, according to ESPN Stats & Info:

Per Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated, Montreal's four-goal margin of victory was the largest ever in the Winter Classic:

Although the Winter Classic didn't play out in the manner Bruins fans hoped, the stadium was packed and the atmosphere was electric in front of what was a sold-out crowd, according to NHL Public Relations:

Despite having the advantage of the Boston faithful behind them, the Bruins came out of the gates flat in what was an extremely one-sided first period.

The Habs were engaged immediately, and that was clear just one minute and 14 s ...

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