"Win or lose, you want to be in that situation," Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban said of the winner-take-all scenario. "Everybody has the opportunity going into there to be the guy, to put their team over the top.
"I've been in Game 7s where we've blown teams away. I've been in Game 7s that have ended in overtime. They're always fun. When you get to this point in a series, it goes either way, you've got nothing to hang your head about.
"But I can tell you this right now, there are a lot of guys in this room that want to keep playing hockey, and we have an opportunity to do that."
NOTES: Canadiens LW Max Pacioretty, the team's leading scorer during the regular season with 39 goals, entered the night with just one goal in 13 career playoff games. He was shut out in his postseason debut, a five-game series loss to the Ottawa Senators a year ago. ... Heading into Monday the Bruins were still waiting for C David Krejci's first playoff goal of the spring. Krejci, who was held to three assists in 10 games, led all NHL point producers two of the last three years. ... Bruins 36-year-old LW Shawn Thornton, the team's enforcer, played his 100th playoff game. ... Canadiens D Nathan Beaulieu played his first NHL playoff game, taking the roster spot of D Douglas Murray. Beaulieu, the team's first-round pick in 2011, had two assists and a plus-6 rating in 17 games for Montreal during the regular season. ... Montreal C Daniel Briere was back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch in Game 5. He replaced LW Travis Moen.