Sunday, April 27, 2014

Habs Game Day: May 1st @ Bruins

Canadiens @ Bruins
7:30pm EST
TD Garden
Series Tied 0-0

• Due to the conclusion of the AHL regular season and the fact that Bulldogs are not in the playoffs, the Habs have called up Dustin Tokarski, Nathan Beaulieu, Mike Blunden, Devan Dubnyk, Davis Drewiskie, Greg Pateryn, Gabriel Dumont, Louis Leblanc, Christian Thomas, Sven Andrighetto. 
Alex Galchenyuk will not play in the second round of the playoffs, he also missed the first round. 
• The Habs swept the Lightning last Tuesday night, as Max Pacioretty scored on the Power Play in the final minute of regulation to break a 3-3 tie and beat the Lightning in 4 straight.
• The Bruins beat the Red Wings in 5 games. Detroit took Game 1 with a 1-0 win but the Bruins stormed back and won 4 straight, finishing it off Saturday night in Boston with a 4-2 win.
• Carey Price will start, Peter Budaj will back up.
• Michel Therrien will look to add some size, grit and veteran experience into the lineup against a very physical Bruins team by inserting Travis Moen instead of Michael Bournival.
• Douglas Murray and Jarred Tinordi could be healthy scratches after both were for the entirety of round 1.
• Bruins will start Vezina front-runner Tuukka Rask. Justin Florek filled in for Chris Kelly on third line as Kelly dealt with a back injury, he is questionable. Daniel Paille is also questionable.
• The Canadiens and Bruins last played in the playoffs in 2011 when the Bruins beat the Habs in Game 7 on an OT goal by Nathan Horton (now with the Blue Jackets).
• RDS reports Game 2 in Boston will be Saturday at 12:30pm EST (CBC, RDS, NBC, TSN-690).

Habs Projected Lineup:



Healthy scratches: Bournival,Tinordi, Murray, Parros, White, Beaulieu, Pateryn, Dubnyk, Tokarski, Andrighetto, Dumont, Blunden, Drewiskie, Leblanc, Thomas

Injured: Galchenyuk

Written by Dante Aralihalli

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