The two Original Six rivals will play on Wednesday night for a spot in the Eastern Conference finals. It will be the ninth time they have met in a seventh game. The Bruins won the most recent one, in the first round of the 2011 playoffs, on their way to the Stanley Cup.
The Bruins had a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series before losing 4-0 in Montreal on Monday night. Bruins coach Claude Julien says he's hoping his team's experience helps them get through it.
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday