BOSTON — Boston BruinsThey won all three games against the Carolina HurricanesTD Garden, which included Thursday night's 5-2 victory in Game 6. The Hurricanes won Game 7 in Raleigh on Saturday, with a combined score 15-4.
The Bruins must play their best to advance to the next round.
Bruce Cassidy, Bruins coach, said that “we'd prefer to be at home. I'm going to lie to your face.” “But we would play them on Mars if it were necessary. “We just want it now.
The Bruins won Game 6 with a loud home crowd and the opportunity to dictate line matchups due to having the last change. Second-period goals by Brad Marchand— This is his fourth round of the playoffs. All of them were scored in Boston Charlie CoyleAfter a scoreless opening period, they took the lead. Carolina winger Andrei SvechnikovThis made it interesting, with a goal at 3:24 of the third period. However, goals by Erik Haula, Derek Forbort Curtis LazarIn an 8:35 period, the game was open.
“Every single mistake we made, it felt as if they capitalized. “We got down and we didn't want to give up, but instead of trying to keep going, we tried too hard,” Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina coach, said.
The Hurricanes missed a chance to beat a veteran opponent, who had already eliminated them in the previous three postseasons.
It's hard right now. “It should feel brutal to be truthful with you,” Brind’Amour stated. “But then, you wake up and feel excited that there is an opportunity.”
Boston had seen two previous victories by the Bruins. They did this by reuniting Marchand's lines. Patrice Bergeron David PastrnakSome refer to it as “The Perfection Line” They were able to power their offense in Games 3 & 4, but Cassidy decided not to reunite them for Game 6, Jake DeBruskOn the top line and moving Pastrnak with Haula back Taylor HallHe played with him in the regular season.
“[In Game 3]We needed to keep some noise out. It can be difficult for players to do this so we used a formula we had previously used. Cassidy stated that we used this line to motivate the team. “Today was more about the success we had earlier in this season.”
Both lines were able to score goals.
The return of Hampus LindholmThey acquired the following: Anaheim Ducks. He was present in the first two games, but he left Game 2 with an injury to his upper body. He was able to break up a two-on-1 by Carolina's top team in the first period, making one of the key defensive plays.
“They have been at home confident. It will be fun to play the underdog. Lindholm added, “Show them the things we have.” They think it will be easy. Just keep showing up, just like we did yesterday.
Boston's new goalie Jeremy SwaymanHe was solid (23 saves), when he was against the Hurricanes.
“He is a young child that doesn't seem affected by this time of the year. We'll be watching what his future looks like. Cassidy explained that everyone loves a Game 7.”
This includes the Hurricanes who will be returning home to their own enthusiastic crowd and the amazing success they had against the Bruins.
“We would love to complete the job here. “We just have to go home, and take care the job,” defenseman Jaccob Slavin said. “Obviously, at home you have the last chance. This is a benefit. You still need to be there to play.
Carolina sees it as holding serve at home. The Bruins see it as completing what they had been promised before being the underdog.
“We've gotta win one road game. Cassidy stated that this is what lies ahead of them. We knew this when we started the series. We must have at least one if we are to move on. Here it is.