Game 7 open thread
Boston @ Montreal
"Mental toughness is certainly the key tonight. We play tonight to live another day..
"Edge, momentum, it's all something that doesn't come into play. It's game seven, flip a coin. Both teams are playing for their lives."
Of all the series, this might have been the most unlikely to go to Game 7 heading in.
Give Boston credit: Despite the injuries, the lack of scoring depth and the fact they have a 34-year-old starting netminder who hadn't played a postseason game until this series, they've persevered, and it's far from a lock that the Habs will be able to regroup at home. Carey Price seems rattled, and has been kept away from the press, and, as they say, the pressure's on the home team.
The Bruins were never supposed to get this far.
Patrice Bergeron's not likely to suit up, so it'll be up to Julien's motley crew up front to continue to produce. They've scored far more goals than I'd thought possible — if anything, the reasoning went, this would be a 2-1, 1-0 slew of wins for the Bruins — and have wiped out the top power play in the league.
Montreal needs more from its big guns, all into the minus column at this point, or the 2007-08 fairy tale's over early.