Familiar territory: Game 7 likely to be decided by 1 goal
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The Boston Bruins are back at home preparing to defend the Cup.
The Bruins were back on the ice Tuesday, practicing ahead of Wednesday’s Game 7 at the TD Garden.
“Its nerve racking and fun at the same time,” said Bruins netminder Tim Thomas. “Obviously winning is fun. Fun is winning and winning is fun.”
The team had its share of fun last postseason, becoming the first team in NHL history to win three Game 7s in one playoff year. The Bruins are finding themselves in familiar territory once again.
“We’ve been there last year three times. We know what it takes, so I believe we got lots of experience on this team so I believe we can get it done tomorrow,” David Krejci said after Tuesday’s practice.
Two of those Game 7s last postseason, as well as all six games against the Washington Capitals, were decided by a single goal -- with that, the Bruins are expecting more of the same.
“It’s been a tight series the whole time; you know it’s been a grind. It’s been exactly what I think playoff hockey is supposed to be,” said Tyler Seguin, who scored the game-winning goal on Sunday to force a Game 7 against the Capitals.
“In the majority of the tight games we’ve done a real good job of finding, finding and figuring out the way to be the team that comes out on top,” said Thomas.
Despite the Bruins recent success in Game 7s, they haven’t forgotten what it’s like to be on the losing end.
“Even that we won last year, I still remember the years before we lost in Game 7. It’s a bad feeling. You don’t want to have that so I’m going to try to do everything I can tomorrow to not have that feeling,” Krejci said Tuesday.
A Game 7 in hockey is like nothing else. There is no room for error. One mistake is all it takes to lose a game. Wednesday’s game will likely be low-scoring and settled by a single goal, much like every game in the series.