The Bruins return home tonight to host the Montreal Canadiens in game five of the first round. So far every home game has been won by the visiting team, a trend the Bruins hope to end tonight. The lineups are expected to stay the same for both teams. Here are some key points for game 5
1. Get the top line going. The Lucic-Krejci-Horton combo has been invisible almost all series long. The Bruins are at their best when they’re best players are producing regularly. To add to that, when the top line is playing physical, the style of play is almost contagious to the rest of the team.
2. Get the powerplay going. Paging Tomas Kaberle. Please wake up. Kaberle was brought in here to help the powerplay, although the results are worse with him than without him.
3. Keep the fourth line off the ice. The fourth line was brutal in game 4, especially Shawn Thornton. Since Montreal doesn’t really dress a tough guy, is there really a need for Thornton?