Bruins confident about comeback in Game 2

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“Nobody’s too low,” defenseman Johnny Boychuk said. “We know that it’s a seven-game series and we’re going to come out (Saturday) and get that next one.”

And if they don’t?

“If you can come in and win the first game on the road in any playoff series, it’s a huge win,” Wisniewski said. “You always say if you’re going back to your home-ice advantage at the worst scenario at 1-1 that you did a good job.”

The Canadiens were 1-2 against the Bruins in Boston and 3-0 at home during the regular season. Their last two losses at Boston were 8-6 and 7-0, with Price giving up 13 of those goals, but he was much sharper on Thursday.

“We were just playing patient,” he said. “It is not our rink so we don’t have to put on a show or anything. We just have to play simple road hockey.”

Price started just one of the Canadiens 19 playoff games last season when they made it to the Eastern Conference finals where they lost to the Flyers. But he outplayed Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, who led the NHL this season in goals-against average, save percentage and winning percentage.

“We carried the play for the majority of the game,” Thomas said. “We just couldn’t get those goals and didn’t really penetrate to the areas that you need to to score.

“You don’t want to lose the first game, obviously. You’ve got to put it behind you.”

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