- Head coach Michel Therrien met with the media on Saturday morning at TD Garden ahead of Game 2 of the Canadiens' Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Bruins.
- Therrien confirmed that forward Michael Bournival would take Travis Moen’s spot in the lineup in Game 2. Bournival was a healthy scratch in Game 1 on Thursday night in favor of Moen who returned to active duty after an extended absence due to a concussion.
“It’s been a while since Travis played, and with two games packed so close together and the double overtime in Game 1, we decided to go with Bournival. He played some good hockey in the series against the Lightning,” offered Therrien.
- Therrien also indicated that he met with defenseman P.K. Subban to gauge his reaction to the discriminatory comments that appeared on social media networks following Game 1. The Canadiens bench boss offered Subban his full support, telling members of the media that the reigning Norris Trophy winner boasts the character and mental makeup to ignore what appeared online and focus on the task at hand.