Marc Savard will travel to Buffalo this afternoon and participate in tomorrow’s morning skate. Savard visited with Dr. Kelly McInnis this morning, and although he hadn’t gotten any results, he believes he has been cleared for contact. Tomorrow will be the first time Savard skates with his teammates, although given the nature of morning skates, it doesn’t project to be a high-tempo session.
“Just getting my wind back,” Savard said. “You can do biking or whatever you want. But nothing’s like being on the ice. Just keep taking it a day at a time and get stronger that way.”
* The Bruins are 17-1 when leading a series by a 3-1 margin. But the Bruins know firsthand that being down 3-1 doesn’t mean it’s over. Last year, they forced a Game 7 with Carolina after falling behind 3-1. They did the same two years ago, rallying from 3-1 to take Montreal to seven games. “Just because you’re up 3-1, we understand that we’re far from being done here,” Claude Julien. “We’re going to see, probably, the toughest game coming up tomorrow. They’re a team that accomplished a lot this year. They’re certainly not going to roll over and die. They’re going to play even more desperate and harder than we saw last night. We’ve got to make sure we’re ready to be at our best tomorrow. Getting comfortable, for this team, has never served it well. Playing on edge and playing for the moment has made us a better hockey club. I think that’s what we’ve got to keep doing here. The last game is the toughest one to win. We realize that.”