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  • Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien goes over a drill during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien goes over a drill during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien goes over a drill during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien goes over a drill during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a glove save during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal. Price sent a message on Twitter early Monday saying: "If anyone finds two labs running around Candiac they're mine." Candiac is a suburb south of Montreal. Local TSN radio reported that a caller who heard their report on the incident found the dogs and returned them to Price, and that the caller got an autographed stick in return. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a glove save during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal. Price sent a message on Twitter early Monday saying: "If anyone finds two labs running around Candiac they're mine." Candiac is a suburb south of Montreal. Local TSN radio reported that a caller who heard their report on the incident found the dogs and returned them to Price, and that the caller got an autographed stick in return. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a glove save during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal. Price sent a message on Twitter early Monday saying: "If anyone finds two labs running around Candiac they're mine." Candiac is a suburb south of Montreal. Local TSN radio reported that a caller who heard their report on the incident found the dogs and returned them to Price, and that the caller got an autographed stick in return. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a glove save during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal. Price sent a message on Twitter early Monday saying: "If anyone finds two labs running around Candiac they're mine." Candiac is a suburb south of Montreal. Local TSN radio reported that a caller who heard their report on the incident found the dogs and returned them to Price, and that the caller got an autographed stick in return. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, right, has a laugh with teammate David Desharnais during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, right, has a laugh with teammate David Desharnais during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, right, has a laugh with teammate David Desharnais during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, right, has a laugh with teammate David Desharnais during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Fans cheer as Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic, center, celebrates his empty-net goal with center David Krejci (46) and right wing Jarome Iginla, right, late in the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens in Boston, Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Bruins won 5-3. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Fans cheer as Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic, center, celebrates his empty-net goal with center David Krejci (46) and right wing Jarome Iginla, right, late in the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens in Boston, Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Bruins won 5-3. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Bruins players surround goalie Tuukka Rask (40) as they celebrate their 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins players surround goalie Tuukka Rask (40) as they celebrate their 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien goes over a drill during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien goes over a drill during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a glove save during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal. Price sent a message on Twitter early Monday saying: "If anyone finds two labs running around Candiac they're mine." Candiac is a suburb south of Montreal. Local TSN radio reported that a caller who heard their report on the incident found the dogs and returned them to Price, and that the caller got an autographed stick in return. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a glove save during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal. Price sent a message on Twitter early Monday saying: "If anyone finds two labs running around Candiac they're mine." Candiac is a suburb south of Montreal. Local TSN radio reported that a caller who heard their report on the incident found the dogs and returned them to Price, and that the caller got an autographed stick in return. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, right, has a laugh with teammate David Desharnais during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, right, has a laugh with teammate David Desharnais during the NHL hockey team's practice session Monday, May 5, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. The Canadiens play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday in Montreal.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Fans cheer as Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic, center, celebrates his empty-net goal with center David Krejci (46) and right wing Jarome Iginla, right, late in the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens in Boston, Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Bruins won 5-3. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Bruins players surround goalie Tuukka Rask (40) as they celebrate their 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Brossard, Quebec — The mind games have started in the Boston-Montreal playoff series.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Monday his team will not be thrown off by what he feels is an attempt by the Bruins to plant a seed of doubt in goalie Carey Price’s head. He feels the same way about what he thinks is Bruins coach Claude Julien’s bid to catch a break from the referees.

Montreal and Boston are tied at one game apiece heading into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal tonight at the Bell Centre.

“It’s something they’ve tried in the past,” Therrien said. “We all remember in the Stanley Cup final when they talked about (Chicago goalie) Corey Crawford and how he was giving up goals glove side.

“It’s a part of their strategy. It’s the same thing with Claude’s comments, how they had to deal with penalties — which I find they’re coming out of pretty well. They’re trying to influence the decisions of the officials. These are the Boston Bruins. It’s always been like this, and it won’t change. It doesn’t seem to be affecting my players and, as far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t affect me.”

Bruins defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug have suggested the key to beating Price is to shoot high, particularly when they have traffic in front of the net.

“We’ve definitely noticed that when he’s screened, he’s looking low and he gets really low,” Hamilton said Sunday. “I think we can score a lot of goals up high.”

That drew a shrug from Price.

“I’ve seen a lot of scouting reports on lots of goalies throughout the league, and that’s pretty much the scouting report on everybody,” he said. “It’s the same for (Boston goalie) Tuukka Rask, it’s the same for me, it’s the same for Ben Bishop, it’s the same for Corey Crawford. It’s a pretty irrelevant comment, I thought.”

Price insists he wasn’t doing a little toying of his own with the Bruins’ minds when he said they were lucky after Boston’s 5-3 win in Game 2. The Bruins erased a 3-1 deficit in the final 9:04 of the third period to even the series.

Two goals beat Price high, although one went off Francis Bouillon’s stick and another — the tying goal by Patrice Bergeron — skipped off the ice and shot up under the crossbar.

Canadiens winger Brendan Gallagher said that if the goalie who backstopped Canada to gold at the Winter Olympics in February has a blind spot, he’s yet to find it during practices.

“I’ve been shooting on him for two years now and I’ve yet to find a weakness, so I don’t know if they’ve (found) one,” Gallagher said. “In our minds, he’s the best goalie in the world and he shows that every night.”

Therrien would not comment on potential lineup changes. Rene Bourque missed practice with the flu, so the lines weren’t entirely clear, but it appeared that rugged winger Brandon Prust may be scratched as he skated with the so-far unused George Parros.