Updates on the Canadiens-Bruins series, plus the latest on David Perron and Sven Baertschi.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Despite facing elimination in Game 6, the Canadiens remain confident they can defeat the Boston Bruins. It’s the first time in this series the Habs have trailed the Bruins.

The Canadiens need Thomas Vanek to step up in Game 6 against the Bruins.

The Canadiens need Thomas Vanek to step up in Game 6 against the Bruins.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: If the Habs hope to win this game and ultimate the series, they need more production from their scoring lines, especially from Thomas Vanek, Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais. The Habs top line down the stretch, they’ve been almost silent in this series. 

CSNNE.COM: Boston Bruins forward Scott Thornton was fined over $2,800.00 for spraying Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban with water during Game 5 in Boston.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Wonder if Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist faces a similar fine for doing the same thing to Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby?

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers forward David Perron recently pulled out of the World Championships owing to a hip injury.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I realize this is a week old but I overlooked this when it was originally reported. 

CALGARY SUN: Flames prospect Sven Baertschi recently suffered a fractured rib playing for Switzerland at the World Championships.