With the series tied with one win per side, game three between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens take a significant role in the series, when they meet this Tuesday at 7 PM ET at the Bell Centre, in Canada.
With the series tied with one win per side, game three between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens takes a significant role in the series, when they meet this Tuesday at 7 PM ET at the Bell Centre, in Canada.
The Canadiens stole game one, but couldn’t do the same in game two and finished losing 5-3. Montreal thinks the Bruin’s strategy is to plant doubts in goalie Carey Price’s head.
“It’s something they’ve tried in the past,” Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said. “We all remember in the Stanley Cup final when they talked about (Chicago goalie) Corey Crawford and how he was giving up goals glove side.
“It’s a part of their strategy. It’s the same thing with Claude’s comments, how they had to deal with penalties — which I find they’re coming out of pretty well. They’re trying to influence the decisions of the officials. These are the Boston Bruins. It’s always been like this and it won’t change. It doesn’t seem to be affecting my players and, as far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t affect me.”
The Bruin’s players don’t care about the Canadiens’ complains, and they just want to get that win back.
“I’ve seen a lot of scouting reports on lots of goalies throughout the league and that’s pretty much the scouting report on everybody,” Torey Krug said. “It’s the same for (Boston goalie) Tuukka Rask, it’s the same for me, it’s the same for Ben Bishop, it’s the same for Corey Crawford. It’s a pretty irrelevant comment, I thought.”
The NHL money line has Bruins listed -129 to win game 3 despite they play away from home, meanwhile the Canadiens are +117.