Boychuk On Toucher & Rich: Do Matchups Matter?
The Bruins hold a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals over the Chicago Blackhawks and look to increase that lead tonight as the teams meet for Game 4. The ice conditions in Game 3 at the Garden were not that great as players like Tuukka Rask commented on it’s poor quality after the game.
“It was pretty bad, but both teams had to play on it,” Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Wednesday morning. “You just have to be aware. When you have it on your stick you have to make sure to actually have it on your stick because sometimes when the ice is like that it could bounce over your stick or the snow could slow it down so you think you have it, but you don’t.”
Before the Bruins took Game 3 on Monday night, Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara collided during pre-game warmups. Chara immediately left the ice and headed into the locker room. Was there any concern from players that Chara was hurt?
They also discussed Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville switching around his lines as the Bruins lines stay relatively consistent. Is it a negative or positive when the opponent keeps switching their lines around? Do matchups really matter that much?