Bruins vs. Montreal Game 4 Preview

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imagesThe Bruins will have to get an early lead tonight in order to quiet the stirring Montreal crowd. A win is necessary to tie up the series and get ahead by game 5.

The Bruins have shown themselves to make miracles happen in previous post-seasons. This is a team that is able to score within minutes to change an entire game to come out on top. If I were to bet on a team scoring 5 goals in 5 minutes I would put all my money on the Bruins. As long as this team doesn’t rely solely on the third period and “playing catch-up” they will have a great shot at tying this series up in Montreal. I’ll give Tuukka Rask an I.O.U. with his performance on Tuesday seeing as he just welcomed a little one to the family, but the entire team needs to step it up today to if they want a win.

Looking back on previous post-season encounters with Montreal, this isn’t the first time that the Bruins have trailed in a playoff series against them. Three years ago after losing the first two, the Black and Gold won four of the next five games to beat “Les Habitants” in an epic seven-game series. The last thing Boston wants to do is end up on the downside of a 3-1 series. As long as they play hard in tonight’s game, get physical, and get an early lead we can be assured a positive outcome. (P.s. if someone wants to remind Tuukka to bang his stick when a Habs penalty is ending– That would probably help too!)

Also, P-Bruins Matt Fraser could be making his debut tonight vs. the Habs. He has been a huge part of Providence’s run in the first round of the Calder Cup series where they defeated Springfield. Hopefully Fraser will be able to keep the momentum going in the big leagues if he gets some ice time tonight in Bell Centre.

Game Details:

Canadiens lead series 2-1

Airs tonight @ 7:30 PM on NBCS, CBC, RDS

Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec