I’ll start off by saying I was wrong. I had the Bruins beating the Canadiens in six games. Even though game six was in Montreal, I thought the Bruins would play a clean and well-executed game. Then I watched the game unfold before my eyes. I think it’s pretty safe to say that last night’s 4-0 loss in game six may have been one of the worst games the Boston Bruins have played all season. It’s right up there with the 6-1 shellacking handed to them by the Detroit Red Wings in the middle of the regular season.
It was a night of missed chances for Boston and opportunities that were exploited by Montreal. (The utter lack of puck luck was a factor as well.)Thankfully, the Bruins had three wins already and could have afforded to give up a game to bring it back home to Boston. So Wednesday night, it all gets decided at the TD Garden.
“Go home, and get the job done.We have to — it’s about using [the fans] to our advantage in Game seven. That’s why you work for the home ice. You’ve got to go home and be ready.”-Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
Game seven. It’s become an all too familiar event for the Black and Gold. For the members of the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2011, it’s starting to become routine. The veterans of the 2011 run be playing their fifth Game seven in their last nine series. The last time the Bruins faced down the Canadiens in a game seven match up it took the overtime winner by Nathan Horton to bring it home for Boston. Hopefully, the Bruins will bring their best game tomorrow night and we won’t have to hope for another overtime miracle.
At the end of the night, Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was interviewed on his thoughts on Game seven. He summed up his feelings for the fans pretty quickly. “Just be ready to cheer us on, and we’ll get it done,” he said.