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Bruins to ‘embrace challenge’ of Game 7
Posted By Mike Petraglia On May 13, 2010 @ 12:53 am In General | 1 Comment
PHILADELPHIA — Sometimes you just have to tell yourself things will be okay in the face of adversity.
The Bruins will spend the next 24 hours preparing themselves and reassuring themselves of the positives – namely win one game on home ice and earn the right to have home ice advantage against the Montreal Canadiens  in the Eastern Conference finals.
Only minutes after losing their third straight in the series to the Flyers, 2-1, many Bruins attempted to put on a brave face as they now face a do-or-die Game 7 at TD Garden on Friday night.
‘Like my buddy once said, ‘Pressure is five kids, no job.’ This is just fun,” Bruins forward Shawn Thornton  said. “Game 7. Enjoy it. Just drink it in as they say.’
Milan Lucic , who scored Boston’s only goal and the first by the Bruins in nearly 135 minutes of play in the series, also attempted to put things in perspective.
“We’re just looking forward to the challenge ahead of us,” Lucic said. “We know it’s going to be an exciting game. I’m not nervous. I think you have to embrace the struggle, embrace the challenge and have fun with it.”
Of course, if the Bruins don’t win, they join the 1942 Detroit Red Wings , the 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins  and the 2004 New York Yankees  as the only teams in major professional North American sports to blow a 3-0 lead and lose a best-of-seven series.
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