VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Boston Bruins totally took advantage of home ice during Games 3 and 4 at TD Garden, winning both games to even the Stanley Cup finals against the Vancouver Canucks at two games apiece.
With Game 5 back at Rogers Arena, the Bruins need to keep that home-ice mindset if they want to gain their first lead in this series.
“I think you have to maybe pretend like we’re playing at home,” said Bruins rookie Tyler Seguin. “Maybe go out tonight and block everything out and just play our game, carry on like we’ve done the last two games and stay consistent with that. I think if we do that for the full 60 tonight, hopefully it works for us.”
A key for that success will be the continued aggressive forecheck that has been a consistent factor for the Bruins.
“It’s a big part of our success,” said Bruins forward Milan Lucic. “It’s been a big part of our success, not just this year, but in previous years. We've got to be smart with our forecheck, we’ve got to be able to execute our forecheck, and it all starts with good defense and good breakouts. Because you’ve got to be able to get out of your own zone in order to be able to play in the offensive zone.”