There has been much anticipation for the Eastern Conference finals, as the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins face off after a week-long wait. The Bruins are coming off of a 4-1 series win over the New York Rangers, and the Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators in 4-1 fashion, as well.
Despite Pittsburgh having swept Boston in the regular season, the Bruins are prepared to play the series with physicality and the same mental toughness that has gotten them this far in the playoffs. Players expect the defensive plan to remain the same, even against the No. 1 seed. To hear what Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski had to say before Game 1 about the matchup, watch the video above.