VANCOUVER — If the Bruins can win the Stanley Cup, Tomas Kaberle would match his brother’s total of championship rings.
Frantisek Kaberle won the Cup with Carolina in 2006. The Bruins’ blueliner has been chatting a lot with his brother throughout these playoffs.
“We always talk on the phone and stuff,” said Kaberle today before the Bruins took on Vancouver in Game 2 at Rogers Arena. “He knows what we’re going through and he said ‘just make the most of it. It’ll be nice to win Game 2 for you guys and be back in the series.’”
Even with a brother with championship experience offering advice, Kaberle said he still had to adjust to life on the sport’s biggest stage once Game 1 started.
“I think it doesn’t change anything. You still have to play the game,” said Kaberle, who logged 14:12 of ice time and fired two shots on net in his Final debut. “It’s like the games before. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first round, the third round or the Final. You still have to go there, play well and hopefully we’ll get the result done tonight.”
Despite the loss, Kaberle said the experience of being in the Final for the first time lived up to the pre-series hype.
“It was awesome. I thought the atmosphere was awesome,” he said. “You could feel the vibe even the night before the game. Obviously you want to leave everything out there and it’s a great experience.
“You can compare it to pretty much like Olympic hockey games. It’s a similar style. You see a lot of people around hockey, everybody flew down, and that’s a really good atmosphere.”