Watch Canadiens vs. Bruins game 3 streaming online live by clicking on the link at the bottom of this article. The Bruins vs. Canadiens series is all tied up at one game apiece as they head to Montreal for games three and four.
For most of game 2 of the Bruins vs. Canadiens series, it looked like the Montreal Canadiens would be headed home with a 2-0 series lead. The Habs took a comfortable 3-1 lead into the final 9 minutes of the game. Then, the Boston Bruins caught fire, lighting the lamp four times within the space of eight minutes. Doug Hamilton brought the Bruins within one, then Patrice Bergeron evened the score with 5:43 left in the game. Reilly Smith scored Boston’s decisive fourth goal in the Canadiens vs. Bruins game 2 with 3:32 remaining and Milan Lucic put the icing on the cake with an empty net goal with just over a minute remaining in the hockey game.
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who looked like Swiss Cheese in the last half of the third period after stopping 30 of 31 shots before the scoring flurry, had this to say about game 2 of the Bruins vs. Canadiens series, according to a Yahoo! Sports report:
“We weren’t expecting to come in here and sweep two games. They poured it on a little and they were a little lucky, I thought. They were playing desperate at the end. We’ve just got to regroup and realize what situation we’re in. We’re in a good spot.”
Price’s reasoning is sound. Most NHL teams aim to split the first two games and steal home ice advantage when they come in as the underdog, and the Canadiens have done that.
That hasn’t stopped the Boston Bruins from trying to get into his head. Montreal Canadiens’ coach Michel Therrien addresses what he believes is a deliberate strategy on the Bruins’ part to try to rattle his net minder, according to an AP report:
“It’s something they’ve (The Boston Bruins) tried in the past. 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.”
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