Leading up to the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens were in similar situations. The Bruins had lost three straight heading into their final game before the Jan. 1 showdown at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and the Canadiens had a six-game losing streak.
That's where the fourth and final episode of "EPIX Presents Road to the NHL Winter Classic" begins.
Despite the losing streak, the Canadiens seem to be enjoying themselves playing softball in Tampa on Monday prior to their game that night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. But the newest member of the Canadiens is on the ice practicing: goalie Ben Scrivens, who was acquired in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers.
Hours later, once the softball has ended and the Canadiens get ready to hit the ice for the game, defenseman P.K. Subban fires up his teammates announcing the lineup in an expletive-filled speech.
After announcing the other four skaters in the lineup, Subban gets even more fired up.
"And then there's me, and you know we're [expletive] ready to go! Let's [expletive] go!" Subban yells before knocking over a stack of pucks and tossing a cart filled with Gatorade cups in the middle of the locker room.
His speech works; Subban and the Canadiens win 4-3 in a shootout.
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