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BOSTON (CBS) – Wednesday night will be like a dream for the Boston Bruins.
Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. One game for all the marbles.
“It definitely doesn’t get any better than this,” said 22-year-old Milan Lucic. “You dream about it as a kid, playing a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup finals and here we are in this situation. We just have to go there, and like I said, do what we need to do to win and have fun and embrace it.”
“As a kid, as a grown up, you don’t stop,” David Krejci said of dreaming about a chance to win the Cup in Game 7. “It’s there for us. They’re not going to give it to us; we’re going to take it.”
“It’s Game 7, you never know what can happen,” said Krecji. “Were going to go up there and play our hearts out, with our hearts on the line. Go after them and go for something we dream of as a kid. It’s so close.”
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“Even to score a goal in Game 7 would be special too,” said defenseman Johnny Boychuk. “To win the cup is every hockey players dream growing up; Can’t say much more than that.”
“As a kid you always think about playing in the playoffs, Stanley Cup Finals especially a Game 7,” said Michael Ryder. “It comes down to one game and that’s it. It’s all about who works harder and who is the better team. You have to forget what happened in the past and just go out there and give it all you can. May the better team win.”
“It’s going to be the last game of the season,” said Ryder. “We’re going to work hard up there to earn it.”
Even for the older players, who have Stanley Cup experience, it is still a feeling that is hard to describe.
“It’s a great feeling. We battled hard tonight. We came to play and it’s coming down to one game,” said 21-year-veteran Mark Recchi after the Bruins 5-2 Game 6 win. “This is what we dream of, when you’re little kids playing street hockey, you know, you’re in Game 7.”
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Recchi, who has two Stanley Cup rings, will have plenty of advice for the younger Bruins heading in to Wednesday night.
“The biggest thing is just embracing it,” he said. “This is what we dream of. We’ve had pressure all year, pressure all through the playoffs. It’s come down to one game.”
“There is no pressure, go play, go out and have fun with this,” Recchi continued. “It’s what you play for and what we’ve worked hard for all year. We’re going to have a blast doing it. That will be the message.”
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“They’ll see how I’m acting and see you can’t let it grab you, you can’t let it bite you,” he said. “We’re going to play on the road and go and play a tremendous road game and compete and try and win a hockey game. It’s something the guys will be focus and ready.”
98.5 The Sports Hub is the only local station to listen to every game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Coverage begins an hour before each game with the Bruins Pregame show hosted by Dave Goucher & Bob Beers.