Do or Die: Bruins Game Six

Tonight the Boston Bruins either force a Game Seven against the Chicago Blackhawks or the season is over. Bruins fans we’ve been in this spot before and it’s not fun. But it’s not one to completely panic over. Under the goaltending of Tuukka Rask the B’s have a chance to tie it up again. But they’re going to have to work for it. The Blackhawks are prepared to end this series at six games and bring the cup back to Chicago with them.

(Credit: Flickr/ Slidingsideways)

Bergeron Could Play:
When Patrice Bergeron was taken out of Game Five, I’m pretty sure my heart stopped. Bergeron is one of most well-rounded players on the team and him not being able to play in the remainder of the game is definitely influential on the loss. The good news that came out of the Bruins camp yesterday was that Bergeron traveled back to Boston with the team and is now listed as “day t0 day”. Boston is optimistic that he will play and frankly I think he’s necessary to the B’s success. However if he doesn’t play than this means others will have to step up as this is the most important game the boys will play all season.

B’s Losing Streak:
The Bruins are on a two game losing streak right now against the Blackhawks. The last time they were in this situation in the post season was round one against the Toronto Maple Leafs and we all know how that series ended. The B’s are used to this backs against the wall predicament. When they won the cup in 2011, they had to win both a Game Six and a Game Seven. Plain and simple the B’s will be playing with desperation and will be putting it all on the line.

Yesterday this is what Brad Marchand had to say about Game Six:

“We obviously want to make it to Game 7 and have that opportunity to fight for the Cup. To do that, we have to make sure we lay everything on the line tomorrow and we got to be prepared to do that.” (Via NHL Bruins )

Chicago With or Without Captain?
Saturday night Chicago captain Jonathan Toews took a few too many hits and missed the entire third period of Game Five. Like Bergeron, his team is optimistic for his playing tonight. They know that tonight the Cup will be in the TD Garden and that they will have the chance to bring it back to Chicago. However they also know that Boston will not be making it easy and with the crowd behind the B’s, they’ll have a challenge.

The puck drops tonight at 8 and you can check it out on NBC!


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