"Don't f___ up": Eller
Rookie Lars Eller has bluntly relayed the message from veteran leaders in the Canadiens dressing room. The softspoken Dane was all smiles before his NHL playoff debut.
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In the cramped quarters of the Canadiens dressing room in Boston, Hal Gill spoke of helping PK Subban channel his energy and enthusiasm within the Habs' gameplan.
"He teaches me," Gill admitted, the Old Dog mentor who has taught the rookie so much about defense.
Subban and Gill were among the last players off the ice, following a stretching session with Carey Price and Travis Moen.
Canadiens Coach Jacques Martin will make Paul Mara a healthy scratch, and does not pull any surprises on his line combos: 13-14-46, 52-11-21, 53-58-57, 94-81-32. On D: 75-76, 44-20, 55-6.
Halpern skated with his teammates at the full morning skate (Bruins held only a light optional workout). Coach Martin confirms to CJAD that Halpern will be available to play later this series, perhaps as soon as Game 3 in Montreal.