The Bruins won't have to deal with Washington's Nicklas Backstrom on Thursday, but they're not breathing easy.

Most of the players agree that the Capitals are still going to be tough at home, and they say they're more focused on making sure the Bruins themselves are ready to play.

Andy Brickley, however, has some ideas about how the B's can take advantage on the ice. Check out the video above to see what Brickley thinks about the matchup and what the Bruins players think about Backstrom being out.