So, the NHL Eastern Conference finals comes down to one big game–a showdown at the Garden.
Courtesy of Tampa Bay’s slim 5-4 victory on Wednesday night, 20,000 or so screaming fans and hundreds of thousands more watching will be rooting the Bruins on for the right to face the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals.
This is the biggest game played by the Bruins at the Garden since–well, never. The old Garden played host to the last Bruins appearance in the Eastern Conference finals, so the new Garden will have its own chance to shine on Friday night.
The phrase “the Gahden will be rawkin'” comes to mind right now.
This band of Bruins have worked their butts off to get to this point. David Krejci, who netted a hat trick in Wednesday night’s loss, noted the importance of the game.
“We played the whole season to get home ice,’’ Krejci told Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe. “Now it’s our building, our fans. It’s going to be exciting. We’re still one win away from the Stanley Cup finals.’’
Bruins fans have not heard that phrase “one win away from the Stanley Cup finals” uttered in Boston for 21 years.
Krejci and the rest of the spoked B’s will try to make sure it isn’t the last game played on home ice this year.
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