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Chara Looks Likely for Game 3

From Arpon Basu at NHL.com:

Chara did not speak to the media after taking part in the entire skate, leading his teammates in the post-practice stretch, but Bruins coach Claude Julien suggested the chances his captain will play Monday night are strong.

“As of right now he’s looking good,” Julien said. “But I can’t stand here and say he’s definitely in.”

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Helpless Feeling In Boston

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,

The No. 3-ranked Bruins are being served their lobster bisque by the No. 6 Canadiens, and it’s not going down well.

This city wasn’t so much in shock Sunday as it was shuffling aimlessly with resignation. There is a dreadful feeling in Boston that their blue-collar heroes, whose monumental playoff collapse against the Philadelphia Flyers last season still aches, are about to break their springtime hearts.

Again.

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Odds Stacked Against The Bruins

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

Captain Zdeno Chara is with the Boston Bruins, but whether he’ll play Game 3 Monday night is anyone’s guess….

“Well, number one, no further update on Zdeno,” coach Claude Julien told reporters in Boston before the team flew to Montreal. “He’s been in touch with our doctors and our medical staff and he will be travelling with the team, so that’s basically all I’m going to say about that….

With or without Chara, the Bruins find themselves in a bind.

They’re coming to Montreal down two games to none. The Bruins have never rallied to win a series when trailing 2-0, and they’ve been in that position 26 times. Plus, the Bruins have only beaten the Canadiens eight times in 34 playoff series.

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Scrappy in Boston

Not typically a big ‘playoff thing,’ but apparently it’s a bit of a Fight Night in the NHL tonight.  Here’s James Wisniewski taking on Shane Hnidy

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Afternoon Line

“I try to stay hydrated and use different things that kind of give you the minerals and vitamins you need. I’ve never been in that situation myself, but a few guys do it. It doesn’t look too pleasant.

“I’m no MD, so I’m not going to be like Mark Recchi and diagnose the other team.”

-Mike Cammalleri of the Montreal Canadiens when asked if he has experienced dehydration.  More from Matt Kalman of The Bruins Blog.

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Chara Suffering With Dehydration

from the Boston Herald,

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was hospitalized for dehydration last night, two sources told the Herald, and as of this moment is still being evaluated by the Bruins’ medical staff.

Presented with the information, team spokesman Matt Chmura confirmed that Chara was hospitalized last night. Chmura would not speculate on Chara’s availability for tonight’s Game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens.

continued

added 11:05am, via Elliotte Friedman tweet,

Julien:until our medical staff tells me he can’t go, Chara is in tonight

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Relax, Boston: Chara Won’t Be Detained in Canada

From the CP via TSN:

“We’re still doing the investigation, but it’s going to be long,” said Sgt. Ian Lafreniere said Thursday.

Lafreniere said Chara doesn’t need to worry about being detained the minute he lands in Canada.

“It’s not the way we’re going to do things. We know who Mr. Chara is and we don’t have to apprehend him at customs.”

Some stories have surfaced out of Boston that Chara might face legal trouble in Canada, while others have indicated the case against the Bruins captain had been thrown out.

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Video- Melrose Talks Habs/Bruins

I know I will be tuning in, it should be an exciting series.

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Afternoon Line

“Our fans are going to want us to beat the hell out of them and their fans are going to want to see them to beat the hell out of us.  We know the energy is going to be high in both buildings, and I think that’s what makes this rivalry so great, the fans are so pumped up about it. That’s what it makes it fun being a player, being a part of this rivalry.”

Milan Lucic, on the upcoming Bruins/Habs series (source)

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Chiarelli Never Doubted Keeping Julien

From Douglas Flynn at NESN:

By now, no one needs reminding that the Bruins blew a 3-0 series lead and a 3-0 lead in Game 7 at the Garden en route to their ignominious end. The only thing more shocking than that defeat may have been the fact that the team didn’t make wholesale changes in its wake.

While there have been plenty of personnel tweaks in the 11 months since, the team’s leadership remains intact. And with the Bruins set to open their next playoff series Thursday against Montreal, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli stated he never even considered making coach Claude Julien the scapegoat for that collapse.

“I didn’t consider making a coaching change,” Chiarelli said in a conference call on Monday afternoon. “I felt that there were a lot of variables that were mitigating, so I didn’t even consider making a coaching change.”

A year later, the Bruins are back in the postseason and in a much better position than the start of last year’s playoffs.

read on for more from Chiarelli and Julien

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