An adult man, who goes by the name of "Dougie", thinks that the best way to score on Carey Price is to screen him and shoot high. Dougie, you're a genius!
Lots of speculation over line juggling for the Canadiens. It's been reported that the Michael Bournival's promotion to left wing alongside Plekanec and Gallagher in practice yesterday is sure thing for game day. I'm not 100% sure of that. While I'd love to see it happen, I think it's the most Therrien move to have him sit or skate on the fourth line.
According to John Lu, Briere will centre the fourth line:
It seems Brière will centre #Habs 4th line. In answering a question about pressure on 1st line, Therrien listed his centres: 51, 14, 81, 48.— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) May 6, 2014
It's pretty much a lock that Weise will be on the right side of that 4th line, but who's to say how the left side will shape up?
I don't think anyone would be surprised if Brandon Prust is scratched. Many speculated that Prust was rushed back in the Tampa series and his unreadiness has been exposed in the Boston series. It's expected given the line configurations in practice that he will sit.
UPDATE: Prust is taking warm-ups as is Moen, so it appears that Bournival will sit. UPDATED UPDATE: It's been reported by John Lu of TSN that Prust will sit and Bournival will indeed skate alongside Plekanec and Gallagher. As feared Murray pairs with Weaver (Thanks to Marc Dumont for the updated info).
Fans let out a collective gasp when reports came in from Monday's practice that Bouillon had been moved to the fourth pairing with Jarred Tinordi. While no one argued that Bouillon wasn't a tad gauche in his play on Sunday, there were more than a few fans that weren't happy with the alternative - Douglas Murray.
See you tonight!
Puck drop is at 7 PM
Here's how we see the lines shaping up:
|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||Thomas Vanek|
|Michael Bournival||Tomas Plekanec||Brendan Gallagher|
|Rene Bourque||Lars Eller||Brian Gionta|
|Travis Moen||Daniel Briere||Dale Weise|
|Andrei Markov||Alexei Emelin|
|Josh Gorges||P.K. Subban|
|Douglas Murray||Mike Weaver|
Scratches: Francis Bouillon, Jarred Tinordi, George Parros, Brandon Prust, Ryan White
Injuries: Alex Galchenyuk (lower body)
As for the Bruins they prepare for last rites with the following lineup:
|Milan Lucic||David Krejci||Jarome Iginla|
|Brad Marchand||Patrice Bergeron||Reilly Smith|
|Daniel Paille||Carl Soderberg||Loui Eriksson|
|Jordan Caron||Gregory Campbell||Shawn Thornton|
|Zdeno Chara||Dougie Hamilton|
|Matt Bartkowski||Johnny Boychuk|
|Torey Krug||Kevan Miller|
Scratches: Andrej Meszaros, Corey Potter, Justin Florek
Injuries: Chris Kelly (Back injury - day-to-day), Dennis Seidenberg (Right knee surgery), Adam McQuaid (Lower body injury)
Check out the opposing side at Stanley Cup of Chowder
This game will be carried on CBC and RDS in Canada and NBCSN in the US.
You can stream the HNIC (CBC) feed here.