Bruins set to square off with Caps in Game 7
BOSTON (WHDH) -- It’s do or die for the Bruins as they face off against the Capitals in Game 7.
The B's have made it a habit of going the distance, playing in a Game 7 for the fourth time in their last five series dating back to last season.
The big question heading into Wednesday night’s game: the health of Patrice Bergeron.
After skipping Tuesday's practice because of an "upper body" injury, Bergeron was back on the ice Wednesday morning -- all but assuring he will be in the lineup Wednesday night.
If history is any indication, the Bruins are poised to advance to the second round for the fourth straight postseason. They have won three straight Game 7’s, and are undefeated in their last five elimination games.
Claude Julien chose to take a simple approach when dealing with such high stakes.
"There’s not much you can say about those games except that you come ready to play, you do the best you can, you try and be as focused and poised and everything else that you can be. And try and control the things that you can and hope that those are the elements that's going to help you succeed," said Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien.
"I don't think I’ve ever been a part of a Game 7 where people on both sides aren't diving in front of everything and sacrificing themselves and bringing out their best games -- that's why guys are professional, and you always see a little extra from everybody," said Andrew Ference, Bruins defenseman.
While recent history has been kind to the Bruins in elimination games, it wasn't always that way -- especially at the Garden.