The Chicago Blackhawks needs to steal one from Boston as they visit the Bruins this Wednesday at 8 PM ET at the TD Garden, in game four of the Stanley Cup finals.
The series is 2-1 Bruins after Boston won game three 2-0. Chicago seems stunned and confuse over the last two losses. “I think that’s self-explanatory,” said Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville after he didn’t line Marian Hossa is one of the team’s top scorer in game three.
“It’s sort of a secret society in the hockey world and in the injury world,” Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland said. “You don’t want other teams having any injury information at all.”
The Bruins average three goals per game and has averaged at least three shot more per game than the Hawks. Both teams are scoring machines, but at this stage, the situation becomes about knowing how to defend every little detail of their opponent.
“I respect that from other teams. When you’re playing against each other, you know exactly where everybody is coming from,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “There’s times where you have to protect your players, and I understand it. I know it’s frustrating for you guys as media. You’re trying to share that information. The most important thing for us, we can take the heat for that, is protecting your players.”
“I’ll share one with you: Yesterday in a warmup, Zdeno Chara fell down, got a cut over the eye,” Julien said. “I’ll let you know about that. That’s not a hidden injury.
The Bruins are listed -135 to win game 4, and the Blackhawks +115.