BOSTON — Things got a bit chippy near the end of the second with a scrum in front of Price and perhaps that could favor the Bruins. However, we are still scoreless at the end of the second as both teams will look to take the momentum with a quick start to begin period three.
- Although he hasn’t fired one past Price still, Milan Lucic has been playing pretty well for the most part. The fourth year forward has fired a game high four shots towards Carey Price and has 10:27 TOI. If there’s a time for Lucic rest of his linemates — David Krejci and Nathan Horton — to step up then the third period of Game 5 would be the most ideal.
- Things slowed down a bit in the second period as the Bruins outshot the Habs 9-6 in the period and carry a 21-16 advantage through two.
- Being paired with Zdeno Chara has done wonders for Dennis Seidenberg. The Bruins defenseman has been pretty steady for the most part and hasn’t turned the puck over as much. And tonight he has been one of the Bruins’ most solid defensemen on the ice logging 16:19 of ice time and even firing three shots towards Price.
- If there’s an area the Bruins need to improve on tonight — outside the power play — then the faceoff circle would be a good start. Although they were better from the dot in period two, the Habs still have the advantage winning 19 of 34 draws (56 percent).
- With the game scoreless through two the first goal is going to be highly important and could be the turning point of this contest.