Elimination games are always the toughest to grind out, but if the Bruins want to take this series and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals, Game 6 is the best opportunity to do so.
The B's have all the momentum with them as they head into Game 6 in Montreal. They have won the last three games in the series, earning two of those wins at the Bell Centre. By taking care of business on Tuesday night, the B's would avoid facing a reenergized Canadiens squad back in Boston for Game 7.
The Bruins want to close things out in Game 6, and NESN.com Bruins beat writer Doug Flynn told Naoko Funayama that they'll face an even tougher challenge if they have to turn around and finish things out in Game 7 on Wednesday.
"I think they really have to," Flynn said of the Bruins closing out the series on Tuesday. "The fact that Game 7 would be less than 24 hours later back here in Boston, after what they've already gone through this series with a double overtime game and an overtime game before that. To try to come back and reengage that energy again less than a day later would be very difficult."
To hear more from Doug, and the Bruins reaction to Zdeno Chara's Norris Trophy nomination, check out the video above from NESN Daily.