Bruins prepare for Game 7 versus Washington
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The Boston Bruins find themselves going the distance in a playoff series once again.
While Tyler Seguin did provide some flash on Sunday, the Bruins are a team that often gets the job done without the flash and dash of teams with the likes of Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.
The Bruins are a gritty, heavy team that has a knack for doing things the hard way -- case in point is their current series with the Capitals.
Every game in the series has been decided by one goal. Three of the six went into overtime.
It isn’t the time to talk about injuries -- Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron -- are both battered, bruised, but focused instead on an elimination game.
“I feel like I’m looking forward for Game 7 and trying to get ready for it,” said Bergeron said.
“Obviously it’s been tough having back-to-back afternoon games, but again, it’s the schedule. We all have to go through it, and now we have two days to recover and get ready for Game 7,” said Chara.
The stakes are the highest and the lights are the brightest.
The Bruins forced a Game 7 against the Washington Capitals with an overtime win on Sunday. Seguin netted the game-winning goal to put the B’s up, 4-3, and bring the series back to the Garden for another chance to defend the Stanley Cup.
“All we did [Sunday] was tie the series. We didn’t win it. And there’s still another game to be played before we can be happy with it, and we gotta make sure we take care of Game 7,” said Claude Julien.
The Bruins got their taste of Game 7’s last season after going down two games to the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals. They came back to tie it at two games apiece and then forced a Game 7, to go on and win the Stanley Cup. The Bruins also saw two other Game 7’s in their 2010-2011 playoff run -- against the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning.
"Last year's last year. I think we quickly realized that in October, when we went 3-7," said Boston center Chris Kelly, one of numerous returnees from last season. "In the same breath, it's nice to have played in Game 7s before to have that to reflect upon and look back on. But this is a whole new year and a whole new challenge, and one of those things that we're all looking forward to."
The Bruins host the Capitals on Wednesday night.