Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, May 5, 2014


May 3, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie

Tuukka Rask

(40) and left wing

Daniel Paille

(20) celebrate after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in game two of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins are off to Canada to take on their most hated rivals, the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins are all buisness as both organizations and the NHL in general move on from the deluge of racial slurs that came from supposed Bruins fans after game one. They know they’ll be facing the toughest arena in hockey when the meet the twenty one thousand plus at the Bell Centre. (Boston Bruins)

The Montreal Canadiens have their own breakdown of what they believe are the keys to game three. They’ll focus hard on trying to get the man advantage. Montreal has been vicious on the power play, and it’s something the Bruins will have to curtail if they want to get a win tomorrow night. (Montreal Canadiens)

Well, it looks like any collaboration between the Bruins and the Canadiens is already over. Usually, its the Montreal fan base that call out the refs first (and they accuse us of the same thing). This time around, it looks like that it is Montreal’s head coach, Michel Therrien is the first one to complain that the refs are being biased. (Did anyone else watch period two of game two?) He also accused the Bruins of getting away with murder. (I’m sure some of the Bruins fans will feel the same way after the refs deal with the fans at the Bell Centre.  (NESN)

“They try to influence referees. That’s the way they are. That’s not going to change. That’s the way that they like to do their things. … But we all know what they try to do. I thought they got away with a lot of things, as far as we’re concerned.” – Montreal Canadiens Head Coach Michel Therrien 

With all the negative things being said about the Bruins this time around, it’s nice to see some positive things happening. Tuukka Rask and his girlfriend welcomed a baby girl into their lives on Sunday. Both are doing well, and it’s another daddy’s girl for the Bruins. (Sporting News)

Daniel Paille was skating with the third line in practice this morning, and it looks like the fastest of the Merlot Men will be temporarily promoted again. With Chris Kelly still out, it makes sense to add Paille’s speed to the ‘How Swede It Is’ line, and put Jordan Caron with the ‘Maroon Men’. (CSNNE)