Of their 19 Cup finals, this will just be the second time the Bruins have played in what will be the last game of the season no matter how it ends.
"We got to be aggressive, " Berube said before his team departed for Boston.
The team said it was a courtesy for fans who also wanted to watch the Bruins will play the St. Louis Blues in the deciding game of the National Hockey League championship series at 8:10 p.m.
Backed by an electric Enterprise Center crowd that included actors Jon Hamm and Jenna Fischer and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, wearing a No. 49 Blues jersey in honor of suspended forward Ivan Barbashev, St. Louis looked a step off for most of the game. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and pesky sniper Brad Marchand have elevated their games.
Chara, playing with a broken jaw, added an empty-netter with 2:19 left. "He's a legend. He said some words that I don't know if he necessarily wants me to repeat". "I myself had a couple chances and didn't put them where I wanted to". Like I said last night, may the best team win. "It's tough when you're missing someone like that, but we're looking forward to having him back". "There were a few times there where it could have given us the spark we needed, to grab the momentum". This best-of-seven series is well underway, and we've seen some truly great games thus far, with the Blues and Bruins tied at 3-3. That same year, Boston swept the Blues 4-0, giving rise to the famed Bobby Orr statue that stands today around the corner from TD Garden.
It may have been so far overshadowed in Canada by the wonderful run of the Toronto Raptors (understandable) and hijacked by awful officiating (inexcusable), but this Stanley Cup final has been one of the more entertaining and compelling in recent memory. Rask is now in position to write his own Cup history while helping to erase memories of 2013, when he allowed two late goals within 17 seconds as the Chicago Blackhawks won Game 6 and the Stanley Cup. Maybe they will win and maybe Blues fans will still get to celebrate. They absolutely could. You nearly got the sense that in Game 6, the moment was a little too big for the Blues.
St. Louis created a spate of good chances during its first three power plays, but Rask stood tall. "I assume they'll play their same game and play hard", Cassidy said. But I don't think it will affect them all on Wednesday.
The letter, along with additional celebratory advertisements, appeared in the digital edition of the newspaper before Game 6 of the championship series.
Robert Thomas returned for Game 6 to replace Barbashev after missing four games with an undisclosed injury.
Bergeron backed it up, too. It was a beauty as Kuhlman went bar down and gave the Bruins a 3-0 lead.