Forward Rich Peverley
and the Bruins look to keep the momentum going when they take on the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 7 p.m
“We feel pretty confident after last game and hopefully we can bring that confidence into tonight,” he said.
The ongoing rivalry between the two teams is enough to guarantee a high-energy contest, but the Bruins also face a Montreal team that will be looking to impress interim head coach Randy Cunneyworth.
“Everybody’s going at each other and just wants to win the game – it’s always a big game when you play a division rival,” Peverley said.
“They’re going to want to come out and play hard and get their first win for Randy [Cunneyworth] – everybody over there knows it’s a big game for them. But it’s a big game for us too, and anytime you play them you want to be ready.”
Forward Chris Kelly
said that although it’s easy to get excited for the game, it’s just as important to take an even-keeled approach.
“That’s a slippery slope,” Kelly said. “Even in the postseason, there are times you can get too high and over aggressive and make poor decision out there.”
Kelly also said that the Montreal’s coaching change won’t affect how they prepare for the game, but it’s important for the B’s to focus on themselves because Montreal is always ready to play.
“They’re a good team, they skate well and they have a great goalie,” Kelly said. “You got to give them credit, they play hard in their building and in here. Last year, in the playoffs, it went down right to the wire. I don’t think it gets any closer than overtime in game seven, and we’re exciting about playing tonight – they’re a good team.”---Anthony Gulizia