Bruins vs. Canadiens Game 3 Preview: STAY OUT OF THE DAMN BOX

Jared Wickerham

No. Seriously. That's the whole preview.

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, Bell Centre. TV Broadcast: NBCSN, RDS, CBC. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Series Record: Bruins 1-1 vs. Canadiens 1-1

Habs Lines:

Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Thomas Vanek
Dale Weise Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Brian Gionta Daniel Briere Rene Bourque
Michael Bournival Ryan White Michael Blunden
Alexei Emelin Andrei Markov
Josh Gorges P.K. Subban
Mike Weaver Douglas Murray
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic David Krejci Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron Gregory Campbell Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara Dougie Hamilton
Johnny Boychuk Matt Bartkowski
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask (starting)
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Game Notes:

  • Ignore the narratives. Let them go. Forget all the off-ice nonsense and focus for just a few minutes. There's one thing the Bruins need to do in these games going forward: Keep your fucking cool. Stay out of the fucking box. Through two games this series the Bruins have outscored the Canadiens at evens 7-3, and on special teams have been outscored 2-0. Their 5v5 CF% is 61.5 through these first two games; they are owning the crap out of play when they're not losing their minds and getting trapped on the penalty kill.
  • SERIOUSLY DO NOT TAKE PENALTIES
  • Douglas Murray appears to be in for the Habs tonight, in an effort to do.....I'm not sure what. He probably won't help them much at 5v5, since he's very slow and terrible, so...panic adjustment? On the Bruins' side, lineups should be the same as in game 2.
  • Daniel Paille skated with the swedes on Saturday and that line played really well - look for that line to keep doing great things at evens. On the fourth line, we may see Florek slot back in - but Caron actually played decently on Saturday, so who knows.
  • STAY OUT OF THE GODDAMN BOX I don't care if those bleu blanc and rouge shitweasels insult your mothers, your grandmothers, your ugly faces, whatever - KEEP YOUR COOL AND STAY AT 5v5

NEVER FORGET:

The Bergeron goal that bent the laws of space-time. Oh my god so beautiful.

Extra Skater Stats Preview

So many more blue circles now. Our long nightmare is over

Therrien is still trying to get the Desharnais line out against weaker than Boston's top defenders, and....well, at least they're scoring PP goals? Ha.

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