Scotty Bowman led the edition of the Montreal Canadiens which long held NHL records for wins and points in a season. He knows the only concern in the Boston Bruins camp is how they will react when they finally hit hard times.

“When you find yourself in the face of adversity, it grabs your attention,” Bowman said.

After smashing NHL records for points and wins, losing only 12 times in regulation in 82 regular games, the Bruins finally faced adversity. They lost their aura of invincibility, after losing Game 2 of their first-round series to the Florida Panthers by a score of 6-3.

The Bruins will therefore want to find good feelings during the presentation of the third game, Friday in Florida.

The biggest question for the Bruins is the health of captain Patrice Bergeron, who could miss a third straight game. Jeremy Swayman could also replace Linus Ullmark in goal.

“We are reviewing all possible options,” coach Jim Montogmery said.

The Bruins went 14-2-1 after a loss this season. So they expect to be able to bounce back.

“We knew it wouldn’t be an easy series,” forward Brad Marchand said. We forget about the last game, then regroup for the next one. »

The Panthers expect to see the Bruins play their best hockey in Game 3.

“We can’t let our guard down,” goaltender Alex Lyon said. It can only get harder and harder until the end. »