The horn sounded to end Game 3 Tuesday Night. With Montreal staving off a furious comeback by the Bruins inside the Bell Center. Everything that was needed to be avoided coming in, turned out to appose the opposite end result. Sure, Boston only went to the penalty box 1 time the entire game. Something that was mandatory in today's Game 3 preview. But, in most cases you can't shut down every facet of an opponent's full arsenal in a short span.
P.K. Subban has now unleashed his presence in the series. Throwing a monkey wrench to the overall blue print of stopping Montreal. Already has put 3 pucks past Tuukka Rask. Where has his dominance been like we saw in Detroit series? I get that Montreal so far this season has overpowered teams at home. Allowing their suddenly hot scoring and goal tending to support them in playoffs. Yet, Boston through 3 games hasn't been able to assemble a lead to help carry themselves later on in games. Playing from multiple goals down every night will take a tole on you physically and mentally eventually, especially against your hated rivals.
Another thing thus far that has yet to even circulate is the current state of what Boston has done leading up to this point. For 82 games in the the regular season, you proved how hard you were going to play, how much scoring depth from all 4 lines can carry over, and most importantly how you were the best damn team in hockey. Being down 2-1 shouldn't bring out frustration or even a lack of character. Bruins trailed 3-1 vs Montreal in 2011 Eastern Conference Quarters. Ultimately leading up to you know what. The experience and patron-ism is still their, panic can't have set in already just yet. Thursday Night by being up against a potential back breaking series in Game 4. Could ultimately make or break Boston's season. A win swings momentum back around to Bruin's favor something that can be built on as a rallying cry.
Just anything of sorts to bring yourself closer together to stay for alive 1 more game needs to be utilized in any way shape or form.
You took us to this point President's Trophy winners. Now lead the way. Bring on Game 4.