""That's not our style of hockey to get into a brawl-fest. We want to play our style of hockey. We don't want to get into a bloodbath like everyone is talking about." -- The Canadiens Paul Mara
The sizeable bilingual media contingent arrived at TD Garden early Thursday only to find out that the
would not be holding a pre-game skate. No players or coaches would be available to talk about anything related to Thursday night's highly anticipated and supremely hyped showdown against the
until 4:30 p.m. at the earliest.
The Habs were instead left to handle the interrogation, and it was fairly deep for the morning of a game.