So, that leads us to the Bruins who have been saying all the right things about this game. They weren’t looking ahead before the last two games and they were giving Vancouver plenty of respect. But, I’ll tell you one thing. The Bruins feel like they have a couple of scores to settle. During that series, the Bruins couldn’t seek revenge on players like Alex Burrows (biting Patrice Bergeron‘s finger) and Maxim Laperriere (for being a diving puke) because they knew how lethal the Canucks Power Play was. They would also love to seek revenge on Aaron Rome for his Vicious hit on Nathan Horton. A hit which knocked Horton out for the remainder of the series and got Rome suspended for the rest of the series as well. He won’t be playing though due to a broken thumb.
Let’s not forget that the Bruins are the hottest team in the NHL right now, blowing teams out and now possessing a staggering +69 goal differential through 37 games. That’s almost 2 more goals per game than their opponents! For a team that had a hard time scoring last year, that hasn’t been the case this year.
What does it all mean? Well, my guess would be a thorough butt-whoopin by the Bruins. Maybe not on the scoreboard as much as on the ice with a physically dominating performance. But, what would happen if Schneider gives up a bunch of goals? Will Vigneault put Luongo in?
Either way, tomorrow promises to be one of the more interesting games of the year in the NHL and by far the game of the year for the Bruins to this point.