Bruins expect another tight battle

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:07 PM ET

Momentum?

What momentum?

The Boston Bruins might have won three games in a row in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal, but they're not sounding too comfortable heading into Game 6 at the Bell Centre Tuesday night with a chance to close out the Montreal Canadiens.

"I think all five games have been great games by both teams and could have gone either way, all five games. I don't know if you can say we're over a hump," Bruins forward Chris Kelly said.

"We just happen to be on the right end of the last three games. You look at the other series and there have been some games where a team has dominated the other team. That has not been the case in this series. Every game has been close and a hard-fought battle right to the end of the game.

"We don't expect anything different (Tuesday) night and I don't think they would either."

"We have it in our hands," said Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara, who was named a finalist Monday for the Norris Trophy.

"When they're in that situation they are playing our of desperation, fighting for their lives," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "We've got to play that game with determination. That's the difference for us. You have to hope that our determination is better than their desperation. It's as simple as that."

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