Count ’em up. There was a total of 96 penalty minutes in the Bruins-Candiens four regular season games.
Guys like Kevan Miller (12) and the Canadiens’ Brandon Prust (12) led the way. You can imagine that with this being the 35th playoff series between these two heated rivals, the amount of time spent in the box will probably be a pivotal determination on who comes out the victor.
The Bruins led the two teams with 53 penalty minutes and lost the season series 3-1. That’s not too far from thought when considering the talent Canadiens have and how that will affect tonight’s game at TD Garden.
“I think discipline is going to be a key word,” said Patrice Bergeron. “In the playoffs, it always is. But even more so in this series. They have a great power play and they’re a fast team. We have to make sure that we move our feet and that we don’t get caught up taking too many penalties.”
The Canadiens’s power play was 19th overall in the regular season (17.2 percent, 48 of 279). They’re 2 of 13 in the playoffs after sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning.