Bob Beers, Steve Rooney Shed Light on What Bruins-Canadiens Playoff Series Is Like From Both Sides


Steve Rooney will always remember his wedding night, but not for the same reasons most people do. That's because hours after saying "I do," Rooney joined the Montreal Canadiens for their playoff game against the Boston Bruins, scoring a goal on his first shift of the night.

Rooney, who had just recently graduated from Providence College, didn't expect to be playing for the Habs in the playoffs, so he and his fiancee scheduled their wedding for April. Rooney, though, was called up, and was asked to join the Habs in the 1985 playoffs on the same day he was to be married.

He joined the team, and the rest is history. The Canadiens went on to beat the Bruins in the series, and Rooney eventually won a Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1986. The Canton, Mass., native was a guest on NESN Daily on Tuesday night where he and Bob Beers spoke about the Bruins-Canadiens rivalry, and how it is taken to the next level in the playoffs.

To see the entire interview, check out the video above.

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