Bruins confident, but not comfortable for Game 4
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The Bruins are composed and confident after their double-overtime 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. But they’re not getting comfortable just yet. They’re up three games to none, but they won’t rest until the series in complete.
“We’ve really got to make sure we’re even better in Game 4 and we know they will. They’re a great team and we respect them and we’ve just got to be in the moment. We can’t get over-excited about having three wins because you need four,” said Patrice Bergeron.
Brad Marchand agreed.
“We’re obviously happy about the situation we’re in, but by no means is the series over. We have a lot of work to do. They’re going to come out even better in the next game and we know that and we have to be prepared,” he said.
Now the Bruins have to prepare for life without Gregory Campbell. He sacrificed his body blocking a shot in the 2nd period and in return, broke his leg. But this is all in a day’s work for the fourth-liner, according to those in the locker room.
“What he did yesterday surprised a lot of people but it didn’t surprise us because that’s just who he is, stay in there and make sure he finishes his shift,” said Coach Claude Julien.
The Penguins now face elimination and a Bruins team that’s won eight of their last nine playoff games. This won’t be an easy task and the Pens know what they’re in for.
“We know exactly what’s in front of us, with the odds being down 0-3, but I believe in that group, I believe in that team, I believe in how we battled and how we’re going to battle. We are going to go in knowing we have an elimination game and win Game 4,” said Dan Bylsma, coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Game 4 puck drop will be 8 p.m. Friday at the TD Garden.