NHL on NBCSN: Habs, Bruins in Winter Classic preview on Rivalry Night

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Tonight, it’s doubleheader action on NBCSN.

Things kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the Montreal Canadiens host the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre. This game marks a preview of next month’s Winter Classic — to be played on New Year’s Day, on NBC — and renews a historic rivalry, too.

The Bruins and Canadiens have played each other in more than 900 regular season and Stanley Cup Playoff games, the most of any two teams in NHL history.

After the B’s-Habs, NBCSN has another tantalizing tilt: Pittsburgh at Colorado (10 p.m. ET), in which Nova Scotia natives Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon will do battle.

A reminder you can watch both games on TV, or online using NBC Sports’ Live Extra.

For tonight’s calls, Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire will have Bruins-Canadiens, while John Forslund and Brian Boucher will handle Penguins-Avs.