If you listen to Boston fans you hear, "Montreal is toast if the Bruins keep playing like they did in game 1 for the rest of the series."
If you listen to Montreal fans you hear, "Boston is toast if the Price and PK keep winning like they did in game 1 for the rest of the series."
Something's got to give. The optimist in me seems to believe that Bruins can't sending wave after wave of Black and Gold shooters at the Price and the Habs can't simply base their attack around Eller, Bourque, Subban, and a horseshoe. Expect some changes with Travis Moen sitting and Michael Bournival back in the lineup. Should help the Habs forecheck.
And while some Bruins fans would love to see Matt Barkowksi sit this one out after a poor Game 1 showing, Julien sticks with the same lineup for Game 2 - and why not? The Bruins were decidedly 'ok' in Game 1.
UPDATE: Boom! Julien blows that away - Meszaros and Caron in, Bartkowski and Florek out.
Puck drop is at 12:30 PM
|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||Thomas Vanek|
|Brandon Prust||Tomas Plekanec||Gallagher|
|Rene Bourque||Lars Eller||Brian Gionta|
|Michael Bournival||Danny Briere||Dale Weise|
|Andrei Markov||Alexei Emelin|
|Josh Gorges||P.K. Subban|
|Francis Bouillon||Mike Weaver|
Scratches: Douglas Murray, Jarred Tinordi, George Parros, Ryan White, Travis Moen.
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|
|Jordan Caron||Carl Soderberg||Loui Eriksson|
|Daniel Paille||Gregory Campbell||Shawn Thornton|
|Zdeno Chara||Dougie Hamilton|
|Andrej Meszaros||Johnny Boychuk|
|Torey Krug||Kevan Miller|
Scratches: Matt Bartkowski, 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 NBC in the US.
You can stream the HNIC (CBC) feed here.