Bruins, Blackhawks anxious for the puck to drop
CHICAGO (WHDH) -- The Bruins and Blackhawks were both calm in the final minutes before Wednesday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Both teams have experience on their side and calmness in their approach.
“I think for a lot of guys you can sense -- you know you’re not going into the unknown and, you know, as long as you use that correctly and wisely then I think it helps,” said Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference.
After five days of questions and predictions, Game 1 has arrived and when the puck drops just after 8 p.m. the two teams will enter their comfort zone.
“There’s been a lot of talk the last few days about the game, about the other team, so for us to finally get going. The day has come to get back on the ice and start playing. That’s what we do,” said Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg.
“We’re excited. It’s enough waiting, enough talking about it. We want to go out there and play, so I think that’s always the feeling you get throughout the playoffs, that you’d rather be playing more games than having days off,” said Chicago center Jonathan Toews.
If there’s one Bruin who should be feeling the gravity of Game 1, its rookie Torey Krug -- but keep in mind, he’s the same guy who scored four goals in his first five playoff games.
“Ah, not too many nerves. I’m a pretty calm guy. I think it shows in the type of game that I play…haven’t really been nervous for a hockey game, even in Game 1 of the playoffs this year or my regular-season debut last season, so not too many nerves. I’m sure it’ll kick up a little bit tonight during the National Anthem,” said Krug.