Then 39-year-old veteran Brian Rolston made it 3-2 Bruins early in the third period, finding the loose puck to score from the doorstep.
“I think just one thing is to just put shots on the net but the other thing is to have quality shots, shots with traffic,” said Chara, Boston’s captain, said earlier Monday. “Create more, harder for him to maybe see them. It’s one of those things that we need to be better at.”
“It’s tough. It’s really tough,” Backstrom said. “It’s tough but it’s a new game on Thursday.”