Canadiens goalie Carey Price, taping a stick on the bench with teammate Andrei Kostitsyn during the Bruins’ optional morning skate, chuckles at something said by Boston goalie Tim Thomas, who’s just skated by.
There was a sense of anticipation as the Canadiens and the Bruins held short morning skates in preparation for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series tonight. The Bruins had just six skaters and both goalies on the ice, though Tim Thomas was around for maybe a heartbeat.
There were no last-minute lineup changes which means defencemen Yannick Weber and Paul Mara will sit along with forward Jeff Halpern, who is close to returning from a lower-body injury.
“We’re ready to go right now,” said former Habs forward Michael Ryder.
“All the talking’s over and tonight we’ll see what happens,” said Michael Cammalleri. “We should be ready.”
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