WILMINGTON, Mass. — After taking a day off Saturday, the Bruins returned to practice today at Ristuccia Arena.
Everyone reported for duty, and the lines and D pairs stayed the same. Milan Lucic worked in the power-play spot he has been sharing with Michael Ryder.
After the crisp, clean practice, the talk in the dressing room was about closing out this Eastern Conference semifinal series with Philadelphia Monday in Game 5 to avoid a trip back to the City of Brotherly Love.
“We’re going to be hungry here,” said center Marc Savard. “We’ve got our home crowd that’s been excellent. We’ve just got to come out the same way we’ve played at home and try to create a lead and go from there.”
Defenseman Johnny Boychuk had the best rebuttal I’ve heard to the claim the Flyers are spewing that all the pressure is now on the Bruins despite a 3-1 lead in the series.
“They have everything to lose. They’ve got their whole season to lose,” said the blueliner. “So both teams have pressure on them. It’s not like all the pressure’s on us. I don’t see why all the pressure would be on us when we’re the ones up three games to one.”