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Bruins vs. Canadiens game 6 starts tonight at 7:30 P.M. Eastern Time as Boston heads to Montreal with a 3-2 series lead. The Bruins have been here before. In 2011, they faced the same situation – a 3-2 lead in that year’s Canadiens vs. Bruins playoff series. In 2011, the Canadiens won game 6 at home, forcing a game 7 in Boston. Boston would go on to win the Bruins vs. Canadiens series in 7 games en route to a Stanley Cup championship.
The Canadiens are looking for a different outcome this time around. With an experienced team hungry to break the longest Stanley Cup drought in Montreal’s storied history, the Habs know they have to focus on the game at hand if they’re going to have any chance of advancing past the Canadiens vs. Bruins series. The team has plenty of experience and confidence that it can do what it needs to do.
According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Montreal’s star defenseman P.K. Subban had this to say headed into tonights Bruins vs. Canadiens game 6:
“We have enough here. We just have to bring it facing elimination. I still think that we are in a good spot. We are going back home. That’s the barn, it’s going to be loud. It’s going to be full of energy. We are going to be ready to play, that’s for sure.”
In many ways, Subban has been the story of this year’s playoffs – and particularly of the Canadiens vs. Bruins series. Subban, an African-Canadian, was subjected to a flurry of racist remarks after tallying two points in the Canadiens’ victory in game 1. He went on to score two points in game 2, another two in game 3 and a late power play goal in the Canadiens’ loss in game 5. Late in game 5, the Bruins’ Shawn Thornton sprayed Subban with a water bottle as he skated past. While no one is claiming racism in the juvenile, brush-league behavior, the league handed down the maximum fine allowable for the infraction.
Subban doesn’t want to focus on it. According to an AP report, he had this to say about it:
“I don’t need you guys (the media) to make it a big deal out of it. It is one of those irritating things when you’re down 4-2. Listen, they beat us. That’s not the reason why we lost. It’s just one of those things that frustrates you even more towards the end of the game.”
Can the Habs pull it off and live to play another day? Watch the Bruins vs. Canadiens game 6 streaming online live here to find out.
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