Well if you thought the Bruins were going to come out of their corner swinging on Thursday, you can bet they will be motivated. tonight. Great defensive play by the Canadiens aside, the Bruins came out flat offensively. They controlled the puck but were unable to get solid pressure in front of Carey Price and as a result, were held scoreless. The Bruins know full well that unless they want to be down 2-0 heading back to Montreal, it is critical that they figure out how to create traffic in front of the Habs’ net.
Of course, this pressure down low will open up space for Montreal’s transition game. They need to continue to clear loose pucks and make quick passes to forwards moving their feet. I mentioned last game that a good way to judge the Canadiens play will be their quick tape to tape passing. When they struggle, they only look to clear the puck which leads to heavy possession time for their opponents.
The Habs have already earned their split in Boston. Now the opportunity is there to put some incredible pressure on the Bruins to have to try to steal games in Montreal.
Go Habs Go!!!