Ray Bourque was never able to hoist the Stanley Cup as a member of the Boston Bruins, but he helped them advance to two Cup Finals as a B's defenseman and eventually won the Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001. He knows a thing or two about playing on the big stage.

Bourque wants the Bruins to seize the moment and elevate their game throughout their series with the Vancouver Canucks because it's such a special opportunity.

In order to do so, Boston's all-time leading scorer said that the Bruins need to play a clean game and limit the transition play of the Canucks.

The longtime Bruins captain also said that you're never really playing for the Cup until you win three games in the Stanley Cup Final, which it took him a long time to do as a player.

To see what else Bourque had to say prior to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston, check out the video above from Bruins Face-Off Live.