Bruins Look to Use Stanley Cup Heartbreak as Motivation Heading Into Season Opener (Video)

The Bruins came agonizingly close to forcing a deciding Game 7 in last year’s Stanley Cup Final.

They fell short of the ultimate goal, but having to watch the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate on the TD Garden ice only increased the B’s desire to return to hockey’s promised land this season. Their quest begins Thursday night, with the Lightning visiting Boston for the 2013-14 regular-season opener.

Check out the video above to hear how the team — which includes a few new faces — is using last year’s near miss as motivation.