The Montreal Canadiens, a team that swept the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, are now holding on for dear life after a dismal Game 5 put the Boston Bruins ahead in the series by 3-2.

The bad news: Game 6 of the second-round playoff series is Monday in Montreal with the Canadiens needing a win to remain alive — undoubtedly regretting the Game 4 overtime loss at the Bell Centre that rejuvenated the Bruins.

The (somewhat) good news: Montreal, which outshot Boston 31-30, has in the past trailed Boston three games to two five times before, and has come back to win three of those series.

But as Habs defenceman P.K. Subban and captain Brian Gionta said, Game 6 is now a do-or-die scenario. Can the Habs come from behind on Monday in Montreal to force a Game 7?

The Habs and Bruins face off in Game 6 on Monday at Montreal's Bell Centre. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Subban sprayed in face with water?

With just 40 seconds or so left on the clock — at a point when the Habs were already down 4-2 to Boston — Subban said he got sprayed in the face with water by the Bruins' Shawn Thornton.

After the game Subban said he was hit in the visor twice with water, obscuring his vision.

"I don't think you guys need to make a big deal out of it. But it's one of those irritating things when you're down 4-2. Listen, they beat us — that's not the reason why we lost today," Subban said post-game in the locker room. 

Watch the videos for the apparent spraying and Subban's reaction.


The CBC Montreal Sports team has you covered for the Montreal Canadiens' 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run. Andie Bennett and Doug Gelevan are with Habs from the first round all the way to the victory parade.

Check out cbc.ca/montreal every morning for highlights, interviews from the locker room and the latest reports from Doug and Andie in Montreal and on the road. 

With files from The Canadian Press