Bruins And Flyers Biting Their Tongues Before Game 3

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Both the Bruins and Flyers remained tight-lipped and bit (pun very much intended) their tongues regarding "BiteGate" on Wednesday morning regarding the extracurricular activities and accusations flying around during and after Game 2.

"Yeah … I don't know, we'll see what happens," Flyers pest Daniel Carcillo told NESN's Naoko Funayama on Wednesday morning. "I'm not going to talk too much."

After Bruins practice on Tuesday, Marc Savard, the other participant in "BiteGate," told NESN.com that reports of Flyers captain Mike Richards threatening to put Savard out for "another six weeks" were false.

"No, he never said that to me," Savard said. "I don't know where that came from."

On Wednesday, Richards laughed off such allegations.

"What are you talking about?" Richards asked NESN.com with a laugh when asked if he did indeed threaten Savard. "I definitely didn't do that."

Nobody can know who is telling the truth in all the aftermath of Game 2, but it is clear that the players are being careful not to feed the opponent any extra incentive to win. The Bruins, up 2-0 and with a chance to really put a stranglehold on the series, definitely don't want to provide bulletin-board material for the Flyers.

"It's part of the playoffs, and I'm just worrying about tonight's game," Savard said on Wednesday. "That's all I want to talk about and I'm not going to get into those side things."

Carcillo did say he wouldn't mind being on the ice with Savard, but that's about as far as he would go.

"Like I said, we can't just worry about that and yeah I don't mind playing against him," Carciollo said. "But there's a bigger focus here and that's winning."

Savard knows he may steal the boos away from captain Zdeno Chara, who is usually the target of the fans' ire in opposing buildings, but he said he enjoys the attention and plans to feed off it.

"The fan reaction just makes you play better," he said. "If they boo me, so what? That's a good thing if they notice you."

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