Recchi/By S. Bradley

VANCOUVER — The Bruins lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final to Tampa Bay and dropped the first two games of their first-round series to Montreal.

So a 1-0 series deficit against Vancouver in the Stanley Cup Final really isn’t that big of a deal.

“We’ve had it a couple times. So it is what it is,” said forward Mark Recchi today on the first of two off days before Saturday’s Game 2. “We know we can be better and we know we’re facing a good hockey team. But we’ve got a lot of things that we can improve on and we know that. And we’ve been good at responding in these situations. And I wouldn’t expect anything less from our group.”

The Bruins lost Game 1, 1-0, Wednesday night.

“Obviously you never want to be down in the series. … We know we can bounce back,” added center Patrice Bergeron. “We came out on the winning side in both those series. We have to stay positive and confident that we can do it.

“At the same time we have to find a way, like I said, of getting back in the series.”