BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have faced elimination twice already in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. They'll do so a third time as the Vancouver Canucks hold a 3-2 advantage in the Cup finals with Game 6 Monday night at TD Garden.
The Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 of the quarterfinals, before Boston ousted the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Both games were on home ice.
Bruins coach Claude Julien held practice Sunday morning at the Garden in preparation for Game 6. Afterward he discussed his team’s mindset and preparation: