Monday, June 13, 2011
Krejci: 'Hearts on the line'
By Joe McDonald
BOSTON -- The pregame meals and game-day naps are all done and players from both the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks are arriving at TD Garden as puck drop on Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final is about three hours away.
The Cup will be in the building tonight since the Canucks hold a 3-2 series lead, but the Bruins say there’s still plenty of hockey to be played. Either way, today will be the last game at the Garden.
“It doesn’t feel like the last game of the season,” said Bruins forward David Krejci. “We have to go out there and play as hard as we can and get a win.”
Krejci, who needs to bring his best game of the playoffs, wouldn’t guarantee a Bruins victory, but came pretty close.
“I can guarantee we’re going to play as hard as we can,” he said. “We’re going to put our hearts on the line. This is the biggest game, for most of us, in our career. It’s going to be a battle and we know that. We’re not going to back down.”
Krejci also said he’s not expecting any motivational pregame speeches from anyone because every player should know what is at stake.
“I don’t want anybody to talk,” he said. “I just want everybody to keep [their routine]. We always have a little talk, but we don’t need anything more than that. We don’t want guys nervous. Everybody should do the same thing they do all the time.”