Business as usual for Bruins prior to Game 7
BOSTON (WHDH) -- It’s cliché time.
Which one do you want to use -- do or die? Win or go home? Call it what you want, but with the way the Boston-Washington series has gone, Wednesday’s circumstances come as no surprise to the Bruins.
The B’s remained cool, calm and even comedic at Wednesday’s morning skate.
“Anybody want to know if Bergeron’s playing?” laughed Bruins coach Claude Julien after Wednesday’s morning skate.
“Is Bergeron playing?” asked a reporter.
“I think so,” Julien responded with a laugh.
Julien brought the funny to Wednesday’s pre-game press conference as his Bruins geared up for Game 7.
The B’s coach wasn’t the only one taking part in the comedy -- take Andrew Ference’s assessment of Zdeno Chara’s smashed-up face for example:
“He looks good, especially a guy that big, with the war wounds. I’m sure picking up his daughter at school,” Ference laughs. “All the other parents aren’t looking quite so mean.”
All kidding aside, the black and gold went about yet another winner-take-all situation as another day at the office.
“Business as usual. I think that as it’s closer to the game you’re going to be feeling a little more exciting, but as of right now you know, it’s just a regular morning skate and just trying to stay focused, and as I said, big game,” said Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.
“This is a great opportunity and I think that’s how you should look at it,” said Chris Kelly, Bruins center. “This is an opportunity that a lot of people don’t get a chance to take advantage of or be part of.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever been a part of a Game 7 where people on both sides weren’t diving in front of everything and sacrificing themselves and bringing out their best games. That’s why guys are professionals and you always see a little extra from everybody,” said Ference.