“ Mindset is doing whatever it takes to win ”
There’s no question that playoff confidence is at an all time high for the Boston Bruins during this Stanley Cup playoff.
The Bruins come off a one-sided 4-1 win in Game 4 over the Washington Capitals on Friday night that broke a three-game overtime streak between the two teams and pushed the Bruins to a 3-1 lead. in the best of the seven playoffs. Admittedly, this is not a done deal until all four wins against Washington have been won by Black and Gold, and that is the message from executives at B in the face of their first chance to take out the Capitals in the of Game 5 at Capital One Arena on Sunday night.
“Guys are raising. The whole team rises. We’re trying to build something here and develop every game. We do our due diligence off the ice when it comes to the pre-scouts and we get ready to play and our mindset is to do whatever it takes. takes to win, ”said the Boston Bruins defenseman. Charlie mcavoy. “Winning is all that matters, so I’m just trying to pull the rope like everything else. I think that’s what the whole team is doing. Now we move on to the next game and that will be the hardest to get [in the series]. “
It’s clear the message across the entire Boston Bruins team is the same that Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said about the same after Saturday’s optional B’s practice. before traveling to Washington DC. Things seem to feel a lot more like a business trip than an overwhelming emotion or concern about ending the Capitals season and getting ready for the next round of the playoffs early.
“Nothing changes for us. We’ve always said we’re just trying to get better on the show. We want to have four [wins] first obviously and that’s what awaits us. We have three and it takes four wins to win [a series] So we’re not getting ahead of ourselves, ”said Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy. “Like we did in every game, we reinforce everything that we do well and correct the things that we do not do well and make the necessary adjustments.
“It won’t change [preparing for Game 5]. I think the steering group will take care of any message that needs to be sent about our position in the series. This is how we approached it.
There is no reason for the Bruins to change anything, as they are catching up to their pace in almost everything. Both special teams units outscored the Capitals in Game 4, Tuukka Rask has a .930 save percentage in all four playoff games against Washington and B playbreaker David Pastrnak has retired from his game. funk and scored his first goal of the playoffs on Friday night. Game 4 wins against Washington.
It seems at first glance the Capitals are in big trouble given their appearance in a soft Game 4 loss to the Bruins, but the B’s don’t change an approach that has them poised to advance to the playoffs. playoffs.