That's what I'm wondering. I honestly don't remember the Bruins playing that bad all season long. That was Canadiens hockey from beginning to end, with hardly anything that resembles Bruins hockey.
Chara was awful. Rask had a strong start and then faltered. The offensive was...shy. They looked afraid to hit. The Pacioretty goal looked like something from a stick and puck session. There was no real fight in them. It was just depressing.
But, this team has shown the ability to bounce back and the ability to respond when cornered. Obviously they can't do what they did against the Leafs in Game 7 again. They need a strong start.
I'll admit I'm a little shaken by last night, but I also have confidence that this team won't go down that way. They are the better team. They should win. I almost wanted the Canadiens to rub it in last night, which they did. Good Markov, poke the f#@k*# bear. Poke him good.
Unlike vs. Chicago, I remain less impressed by the ability of the opponent, but more impressed by their ability to make the B's play badly. It's crazy. Last night was a self-destruction.
The Bruins seem to have a lot of pride and they respond to being called out. Well, they've been called out.
It's gut-check time, in every way possible. Can't believe we have to wait until Wednesday.
Still betting on black and gold.