Canadiens' P.K. Subban wants 'nasty' Game 7 vs. Bruins

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban wants to take away the excitement from Boston Bruins fans...

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban wants to take away the excitement from Boston Bruins fans during Game 7 at TD Garden. (PIERRE-PAUL POULIN/QMI Agency)

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Whether you’re a fan of P.K. Subban or not, it’s important to remember that while he’s a hero to one team, he relishes the role of being a villain to the rest of the NHL.

Case in point, his post-game scrum after his Montreal Canadiens won Game 6 against the Boston Bruins Monday night to force a seventh and deciding matchup.

“I can’t wait for the crowd, the noise, the energy in the building,” he said in anticipation of Game 7 in Boston. “I can’t wait to take that all away from them.”

Through racist tweets after his Game 1 double-overtime winning goal to getting sprayed by Shawn Thornton during play in Game 5, Subban has been front and centre in this Eastern Conference semifinal series. One he hopes will have an appropriate ending.

“That’s what playoffs is all about, man,” Subban told NBC. “I hope their crowd is louder than in here (at the Bell Centre). I hope it gets nasty, I hope it gets dirty, because at the end of the game when you’re shaking hands – whoever wins – that’s what the feeling’s all about. It’s knowing that you battled, you went through a war and you know what? We’re going to be at the end there standing tall.”

Perhaps this time Subban won’t need to prompt the TD Garden crowd to make some noise like he did upon scoring the game-tying goal in Game 7 against the Bruins in 2011.

But the Habs defenceman is quick to remember his team lost that game in overtime three years ago.

“I remember losing,” Subban said of that series. “I remember going into overtime and them getting a bounce. A shot that bounced through a guy’s leg, hits his leg and goes in. That can be the difference in Game 7. This is going to be the biggest game of the year for us. For some guys, the biggest game of their career so far. It’s fun. You’ve got to enjoy it. This is where legends are made.”


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