Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was hospitalized Friday night for dehydration, the team announced Saturday morning. As of Saturday, he was being evaluated by the team's medical staff. 

Chara had five shots on goal in 25:06 of ice time in Thursday's Game 1 loss to the Canadiens. In the regular season, he led the NHL with a plus-33 rating.

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In an interview on the Mut & Merloni Show, Bruins winger Mark Recchi suggested that it was premature to panic about his team's Game 1 loss to the Canadiens in the best-of-seven playoff series. The 43-year-old cited his experience in a run with the Hurricanes to a Stanley Cup in 2006, when Carolina feel behind Montreal by losing the first two games of the first round before roaring back to win the title.

WILMINGTON -- The Bruins held practice Friday, a day after dropping the opener in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to the Canadiens. Though the team was unable to get a puck past Habs netminder Carey Price in the 2-0 loss, the players expressed little concern over falling behind. 

"It's fine. We're good. It's one game," forward Shawn Thornton said. "We're aware that it's a long series, and we know we can be better, so we're going to be better tomorrow."

Former Bruins enforcer and CBC hockey analyst P.J. Stock, in an interview on the Dennis & Callahan Show, said that the Bruins need to become more physical if they hope to recover from their Game 1 setback at the hands of the Canadiens. Stock suggested that the Bruins adapted to Montreal's less-physical style of play, rather than taking the initiative and disrupting the Habs.

Bruins center David Krejci expressed frustration with both the officiating and Canadiens' defenseman P.K. Subban following the Bruins' 2-0 loss in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Krejci was sent off in the first period for hooking Subban, while he felt the refs missed a similar call in which he went down in the second period.

First goal wins. That was the name of the game Thursday.  

Brian Gionta scored his first of two goals less than three minutes into the game and Carey Price stopped all 31 shots for his third career playoff shutout as the Canadiens captured the opening game of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 2-0, Thursday night at TD Garden. Price - shelled for five goals in 44 minutes in Boston's 7-0 win March 24 - has recorded all three of his playoff shutouts against the Bruins. 

While the Bruins prepare for Game 1 against the Canadiens Thursday, center Marc Savard remains at home in Peterborough, Ontario, as he attempts to recover from post-concussion syndrome for the second consecutive season. Savard played in just 25 games this season before a routine hit from Matt Hunwickleft him in such bad shape that the team had to shut him down for the remainder of the season and playoffs. He reportedly has experienced memory loss, among other symptoms. While the B’s are focused on the Canadiens, they haven’t forgotten about their star center.

WILMINGTON -- Tim Thomas is charged with the tall task of playing just as well in the playoffs as he did in the regular season.

WILMINGTON  -- Bruins coach Claude Julien spoke Wednesday about what his team must do to find success against the Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs. Among the things touched on was the play of special teams, an area in which the Habs have excelled and the B's have struggled of late. 

"This is a team that we're playing that played good on the power play," Julien said. "They've had success, and we've got to stay out of the box as best we can."