Three are still injured, but the Boston Bruins will get one defenseman back tonight, and that’s better than none.
It’s a massive game for the Bruins, who don’t want to go back to Ottawa trailing 3-1. A much better start than Monday’s would help. Boston was down 3-0 less than halfway through Game 3, and went on to lose, 4-3, in overtime.
“They really took it to us early on, and it’s tough when you get down,” forward Brad Marchand told reporters. “We were lucky to come back the way we did. But, we gave ourselves a chance, and again, we need to be much better next game.”
Marchand has one goal and no assists in the first three games of the series, with just five shots combined.
“I haven’t been at my best so far,” he admitted, per CSN New England.
The 28-year-old had a career-high 39 goals in the regular season, averaging almost three shots per game.