MONTREAL — Many in the Bruins’ dressing room this morning after the pregame skate at the Bell Centre were referring to tonight’s Game 4 as a swing game.
Depending on the outcome, the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the Bruins and Montreal will either be 3-1 in favor of the Canadiens or 2-2 with Game 5 set for Boston Saturday regardless.
“This is obviously a big game for both teams,” said center Gregory Campbell. “But I think our approach to the game has to be not focusing on the swing game, how important it is going back home tied. I think it’s a game that we want to win, obviously, but I think if you build it up so much and create that pressure that you don’t necessarily need, it’s better for us to just focus on one period of a time and take it from there.”
Campbell’s linemate Daniel Paille echoed the center’s sentiments.
“Going down 3-1, it’s not impossible but obviously tied 2-2 is a lot better. It’s obviously a goal right now to go to 2-2,” said the winger.
“We don’t think we’ve had that full 60 minutes. Obviously, with that, you get some mistakes and goals get scored against. Monday was probably our best game, and hopefully we can continue with that momentum.”