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These ‘really confident’ Bruins know they have to re-capture road warrior mentality

Posted By Mike Petraglia On June 21, 2013 @ 9:09 pm In General | 9 Comments

Perhaps the lasting legacy of the 2011 Stanley Cup [1] champion Bruins was their ability to win in a hostile environment when they had no other choice.

Game 7 in Vancouver was the ultimate testament to that quality.

Now, these Bruins have a chance to repeat that accomplishment, and must, if they are to achieve their ultimate goal. Already, the Bruins have proven they can win in Chicago. But after losing Game 4 in overtime, they must find a way again.

“It’€™s tough, but we know we can do it,” captain Zdeno Chara [2] said Friday. “We have a good enough team. We just have to be ready. It’€™s going to be a battle.”

“I guess it helps some kind of confidence there, but it’€™s still going to be a tough one,” Tuukka Rask [3] said of winning Game 2 last Saturday.

Chara knows the value of the experience of Game 7 in 2011 – and Game 2 this year – in Boston’s quest.

“It’€™s huge,” Chara said. “You need to be able to win games on the road. It’€™s something that good teams go to do, and certainly we’€™ve done it once, so we’€™ve got to do our best to do it again.”

Added Tyler Seguin [4]: “I think it helps a ton. We know what to expect a bit more and that being said Chicago’s been in this series just as much as we have. You know, it’s going to be a long series still and it’s one we’re enjoying.”

All eyes will be on Rask to see how he handles the “bounce back” game.

“Yeah, we’€™ve got to focus on [Game 5], hopefully get the win and have a chance to finish it at home,” Rask said. “[We’re] really confident. I think that’€™s one of our good qualities as a team. We never let things bother us.”

Maybe Johnny Boychuk [5] had the best take of all on the road factor.

“It doesn’€™t really matter at this point where we’€™re playing,” Boychuk said. “I think both teams are just trying to worry about what they’€™re doing and trying to just battle as hard as you can to win a Cup.”


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