The 2014 NHL playoffs live stream and TV coverage continues Tuesday with two games on the schedule including Game 3 between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. After splitting the first two game of this best-of-seven series in Boston, the action now shifts to Montreal for Game's 3 and 4. Tonight's NHL live stream results will be key as one of these teams will go up 2-1 in the series.
According to an ESPN report on May 6, the Bruins were on the verge of being down 0-2 in the series as they trailed Montreal 3-1 late in the third period of Game 2. With a little less than half the period left and Montreal controlling the entire game, somehow the entire momentum shifted when Dougie Hamilton scored for the Bruins to cut the lead to 3-2. Boston scored three more times for a total of four goals in a 7 minute span and pulled off an incredible 5-3 come from behind win.
Montreal may have let a golden opportunity slip out of their hands, but they are still confident as they head home for the next two games. One thing Montreal won't let Boston do is get in their heads. Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said Monday his team will not be thrown off by the Bruins attempts to get in goalie Carey Price's head.
"It's something they've tried in the past," Therrien said. "We all remember in the Stanley Cup final when they talked about (Chicago goalie) Corey Crawford and how he was giving up goals glove side.
"It's a part of their strategy. It's the same thing with Claude's comments, how they had to deal with penalties -- which I find they're coming out of pretty well. They're trying to influence the decisions of the officials. These are the Boston Bruins. It's always been like this and it won't change. It doesn't seem to be affecting my players and, as far as I'm concerned, it doesn't affect me."
At this stage of the season teams will try anything to get into the heads of their opponents. However it's hard to believe that either of these squads will be drawn in by trash talk.
Even though they are on the road, Las Vegas odds makers have the Bruins listed as the Game 3 favorite at -145 with the over/under number set at 5. That seems a bit surprising, but the Bruins are the No. 1 overall seed and the favorites to win the Stanley Cup.
Fans can catch all of the Game 3 action nationally on NBC Sports Network and streaming live online through NBC Sports Extra starting at 7 p.m. ET. One of these teams will be up 2-1 in this series after tonight, but which one will it be - Boston or Montreal?