With both teams picking up a win on the road, the Canadiens will head back to Boston knowing they will need at least one more win away from home ice to claim their series over the Bruins.
The Canadiens fell short in Game 4 with Matt Fraser scoring the 1-0 overtime goal to tie this series, but aren't hanging their heads from yesterday's loss.
"I'm pleased with our team effort.,” coach Michel Therrien said at his post-game press conference last night. “The guys battled hard and when we got to overtime we knew the game could have gone both ways. Both teams played really hard."
That same sentiment was echoed in the room by the team on Thursday. The Canadiens did not skate but they did gather at their practice facility in Brossard to regroup before heading to Boston.
"We're confident as a team, it sucks to lose it, always hurts, but we aren't discouraged," Lars Eller said Thursday when asked about the team's mindset.
For the most part this season, the Canadiens have had success when playing at TD Bank Garden. They were undefeated in the regular season and picked up a Game 1 win.
Tomas Plekanec sees Saturday night's game as an opportunity for his team to raise their game.
"I think we still have another level to our game,” Plekanec said. “We know we can go into Boston and play well to give ourselves a chance to win.”