Bruins expect happy faces after Game 7
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Since blowing a 3-0 series lead to the Philadelphia Flyers two years ago, the Boston Bruins are a perfect 5-0 in elimination games.
Three of those wins came in a Game 7. Wednesday night will be familiar territory for the Bruins against the Washington Capitals.
"I plan on being the happy one tomorrow," said Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien.Following Game 7, the Bruins and Capitals will shake hands. Claude Julien and the Bruins expect to have a smile on their faces, but not after another tough fight.
"It's been a tight series the whole time, you know. It's been exactly what I think playoff hockey is supposed to be," Bruins forward Tyler Seguin said.
"What it comes down to is both teams are battling extremely hard, and both teams are dedicated and focused on being the one that's going to try to end up on top," Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas said.
Staying on top has been difficult in the series against the Capitals -- whether it be from game to game in the series, or goal to goal in each game.
"For a team to be good, you're kind of going to have to be able to keep an even keel mood. Whether you win a game or lose a game, just kind of stay focused, determined, and that's how it goes in games as well if you get up a goal or down a goal, just shows how tight it is and how easily things can turn," Seguin said.
Although Patrice Bergeron did not practice Tuesday, Julien said he will play in Game 7.