It's time for the fourth and final regular season game against the Montreal Canadians. Not only is it a division rivalry game but its one of the most important games of the season as the Bruins and Canadians are neck and neck for first place in the North East Division. The Canadians are in first with 53 points and the Bruins are right behind them with 52 points. A win for the Bruins moves them to first in the North East Division. A loss would put the Canadians 3 points ahead with only 11 games left after this one.
1) Power Play. One of the most important facets of the game is the power play. It's an easy way to have the majority of puck time and have great scoring chances. Its not a necessary part though, as the Bruins have proved in the past few years winning the cup with one of the worst power plays in the league. But it certainly helps and with Jagr the Bruins have a threatining power play for the first time in years. With Krecji out on the ice with his NHL hero Jagr it was an exciting site to see. The most exciting power play the Bruins have had in a long time, since the Marc Savard era. A Seguin-Krejci-Jagr power play line would be great.
Though the Bruins probably wont be on the power play much in Montreal. Sorry Seguin, but its the Bell Centre.
2) No Bergeron. The Bruins are still without Bergeron who is suffering from a minor concussion according to Chiarelli. Luckily for the Bruins, center Chris Kelly is expected to return to the lineup soon. As of now without Bergeron and Kelly the Bruins penalty kill has to step up their game untill they get relief. Forwards Greg Campbell, Daniel Paille, Kaspars Daugivins, Jay Pandolfo, Rich Peverley, and Brad Marchand are all guys that can play on the penalty kill and play well. Against Montreal, it'll be the toughest task for the Bergeron-less penalty kill.
|(Tuukka Rask will most likely get the start in net tonight. It's Tuukka Time.)|