One day after Subban said he wants to take the noise and the energy of their home building away from the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, RDS), two of his teammates expressed the exact same sentiment.
It was almost as if they planned it.
"If at the end of the night we win, they're probably going to be very quiet and walking home," Canadiens forward Daniel Briere said Tuesday during an optional practice. "That would be the ultimate reward for us. But we have to make that happen. We can't just say it, we have to go out there and make it happen."
The Canadiens got a lot of energy from their fans in a 4-0 win in Game 6, scoring at 2:11 of the first period on a Kevan Miller turnover and never looking back.
The atmosphere will be significantly different in Boston, but the Canadiens appear to be looking forward to dictating that environment themselves.
"Obviously we're in a little more hostile environment," forward Brandon Prust said. "You think about that feeling walking out of the Garden there and it being pretty quiet. That's what's motivating us."
Subban was speaking in the heat of the moment after Game 6. It appears his teammates have followed his lead.