Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, May 7, 2014


May 6, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Boston Bruins forward

Patrice Bergeron

(37) reacts with teammates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period in game three of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins had an optional skate today before game four. The Bruins need to find a way to capitalize on chances while denying them to the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins are down two games to one, but it certainly isn’t over yet. (Boston Bruins)

The Montreal Canadiens offer up another five keys to the game. This time around they believe their grand dame of the national anthem, one Ginette Reno is part of their success this season. (An old phrase about something not being over until a certain person sings does spring to mind here) With two games in hand the Bruins will have to her sing “O Canada” at least two more times before this series is over. (Montreal Canadiens)

The Canadiens are once again angry that Milan Lucic hasn’t been fined or suspended for touching one of their players. This time, their grievance is over a minor hit to Alexei Emelin (who is perfectly happen to commit cheap shots if the opportunity presents itself). Michel Therrien hasn’t gone nuclear yet, but give the man time to foam at the mouth later in the series. (Pro Hockey Talk)

Going into the Montreal series, Tuukka Rask was easily the number one person in line for the Conn Smythe this year. His sub .900 save percentage against the Habs so far has definitely slimmed his chances (and increased Carey Price and P.K. Subban ‘s chances.) Take a look at Bleacher Report’s opinion on the top ten favorites for the playoff MVP award. (Bleacher Report)

According to Puck Daddy and his staff, most of the Boston Bruins are thugs, delinquents, or idiots that only manage to succeed due to the league’s favoritism or heavy influence by the refs. (They did pick the Bruins to win in seven though.) Here is another example of the  Yahoo sports squad proving that if you throw enough trash out there, you too can get a job writing about hockey. (Puck Daddy)