It was an optional skate for both the Habs and the Bruins this morning at TD Garden, and it brought out quite the crowd.
Boston took to the ice at 10h30 minus Brand Marchand. When questioned about his absence, coach Claude Julien merely stated that “he took his option”.
Taking his place on the second line was Daniel Paille, who’s been out of the lineup since suffering an upper body injury in the last game of the regular season. Despite taking part in the skate, he will be a game time decision for the Bruins.
The only absentee for the Habs, who took to the ice at 11h30, was Max Pacioretty. Carey Price (pictured above) looked quite loose and jovial during the skate.
Patrice Bergeron was interviewed by media after the team left the ice, and he re-iterated how discipline is going to be a major component for success in the series. He also gave high praise to the depths of the Canadiens making only one error. Citing the Canadiens as having a strong power play.
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