Just forget Thursday ever happened.
Well, not completely.
The Bruins are all set to play the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of their second round Stanley Cup playoffs series at TD Garden Saturday. Puck drop is a little after 12:30 p.m.
Prior to the game, a select number of Bruins players addressed the media about moving on and what to expect in today’s afternoon game.
“Yeah, we’ve been through this a bunch,” said Shawn Thornton on turning the page from Thursday’s 4-3 double overtime loss. “It’s only one game. Now we’re focused on today. We obviously want to get a better result. We know if we play a little bit better we’ll get a better result.”
Bruins forward Brad Marchand knows that little extra effort will pay off, especially with with the way Canadiens goalie Carey Price (48 saves in Game 1) is playing.
“They’re doing a pretty good job of getting their bodies in front of pucks and lanes,” Marchand said. “That’s forcing us to look for other things. But I think that sometimes we might have to take an extra step and try to make sure we find a way to get pucks on the net. Sometimes when goalies play as well as Carey [Price] did last game, our biggest thing is to continue to get pucks toward the net and hopefully we’ll get a lucky bounce.”
According to defenseman Torey Krug, you’ll know exactly what kind of game the Bruins will play in the first five minutes if they can set a physical tone.
“That’s how our team plays,” Krug said. “And when we’re playing well, that’s something that we do very well. I think that the first five minutes of the first period is going to be an indication if we’re ready to play. I know our guys are chomping at the bit to get out there and redeem ourselves.”