One major reason why the Bruins can close out the series tonight: how they’ve trimmed the number of mistakes they made in Games 1 and 2.
In the two home losses, five giveaways led to all five Montreal goals. In the three following games, the Bruins haven’t been burned as badly when they’ve failed to execute.
“I didn’t think we were very poised in the first couple games,” said Claude Julien. “I think those kinds of mistakes were uncharacteristic of our hockey club. We had to be a little more poised and relaxed. Maybe we were a little too tense. We seem to have found a better balance as far being relaxed, but not soft. Being poised and not sloppy. All those little things make a difference in the game. Our guys have been pretty good.”