David Krejci had a front-row seat to the Bruins' frustrating collapse in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals, after a wrist injury in Game 3 against the Flyers ended his season prematurely. Based on what he's saying now, however, the Bruins won't be dropping four straight anytime soon.
''Obviously, we want to win," Krejci said after practice on Friday. "We have to win. And we will win.
''We don't want to go to Montreal with a 2-0 [deficit],'' the center continued. ''That would be tough. But I'm very confident in our team.''
The Bruins outshot the Canadiens 31-20 on Thursday night, but couldn't get one past a locked-in Carey Price and fell 2-0 in Game 1 at TD Garden. Despite the loss, Krejci is still confident that the Bruins can take the series.
"It's a long series,'' said Krejci. ''We lost one game, it happens. We lost the first game against Buffalo last year too and then we came back. It's just one game. If we win tomorrow, it's a tied series."
The Bruins will have their chance to even the series in Boston on Saturday night, when they face off against the Habs for Game 2 at 7 p.m.