The Bruins have played as good as they possibly can and still find themselves down 3-1 in the series.
On the verge of elimination.
The Habs have not yet played their best and are just one game away from advancing to the second round.
91% of teams leading 3-1 end up winning the series.
The Habs and Bruins being involved in one of those few upsets. The 7th seed Canadiens came back from a 3-1 Bruins series lead to advance to the second round in 2004.
Some more offensive production from the regular season’s highest scoring team would be a welcome sign. As well as a more efficient powerplay.
With Carey Price leading the NHL Playoffs in Save Percentage and G.A.A, some more offense from the Canadiens should be enough to get it done in 5.
Mark Streit will rest an injured hip and Michael Ryder returns to the lineup.