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Bruins shed light on do-or-die Game 6

WASHINGTON — The Bruins will need to win Sunday against the Capitals to avoid elimination and force a Game 7 on Sunday. Prior to the game, players spoke of the desperation with which the team must play.

“Obviously it’s a desperate situation, but you go out and play your game,” forward Brian Rolston [1] said. “You just have to say calm and just play hockey.”

Though Rolston was not on the Stanley Cup-winning 2010-11 team, the 39-year-old is among the veterans whose experience the team can rely on. The B’s went 1-2 in Game 6’s last year, winning their only must-win Game 6 when they beat the Canucks, 5-2, at TD Garden to stay alive in the Stanley Cup [2] finals.

“It’s been a tight series,” he said. “There’s been a lot of guys in our dressing room that have been through it and been in situations like this. It’s a matter of how we play our game and execute our game plan. That’s what we have to do tonight and we’ll be prepared for that.”

Fourth-line forward Daniel Paille [3], who scored for the B’s in their Game 3 victory, said Bruins must take the ice with an “everything-you-got attitude.”

“Right now we’re playing for the season, and there’s nothing better than for us to play with that kind of mentality. It’s unfortunate that we’re in this position right now, but it’s what we’ve got to work with.”