Bruins

Ryan Whitney on Gresh & Zo: Bruins ‘Just Find Ways To Win’

View Comments
Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron celebrates his double-overtime winner in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron celebrates his double-overtime winner in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins
Upcoming Games

Buy Bruins Tickets Full Schedule
Monday Dec 29
vs. Red Wings
Wednesday Dec 31
vs. Maple Leafs
Saturday Jan 3
vs. Senators
Bruins Central
Shop for Bruins Gear
Buy Bruins Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Hockey

 

BOSTON (CBS) – Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney — a former BU Terrier and Scituate, Mass. native — joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh and Zolak on Friday to talk about the Bruins-Penguins Eastern Conference Finals.

The Bruins can sweep the Penguins and punch their ticket for their second Stanley Cup Final in the last three years, something Whitney and nearly everyone else around hockey didn’t see coming.

Read: Bruins-Penguins Game 4 Preview

“It’s showed that the Bruins, once again, they just find ways to win when you’re not sure if they’ll get it done,” said Whitney. “I’ve been to a game every round, and seeing how they play as a team right now, even as a player, it’s very impressive.”

Whitney said he was “shocked” that Pittsburgh is in a 3-0 hole.

“I thought it would be similar to the Vancouver series; if Boston won it would be in six or seven games, and if they did lose they’d lose quick. It’s been the exact opposite,” he said. “By no means is the series over. I’d actually be surprised if they did sweep them just because Pittsburgh has more to give.”

Read: Daugavins Skates With Third Line, Kelly Drops To Fourth Line

Whitney also touched on the Western Conference Finals — with the Blackhawks going up 3-1 on the Kings Thursday night –and which team the Bruins would be better off playing should they advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Whitney, who will be a free agent, also said he would like to play closer to home next season, but added that with the new salary cap there is a lot of unknown for many players and teams heading into this off-season.

Tune in to every Bruins playoff game on 98.5 The Sports Hub — the flagship station of the Boston Bruins. Pregame coverage begins 30 minutes prior to every game!

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,888 other followers