Though many fans are sitting on the edge of their seats, the Boston Bruins aren’t overly concerned about their desperate playoff hopes.
The mood was sour earlier this week after the B’s dropped consecutive losses on back-to-back nights. The team also canceled practice Friday, meaning no players or coaches were made available to the media.
Saturday was a different story, though, as many Bruins veterans seemed at peace on the final day of the regular season. The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin discussed the atmosphere on “Big Bad Bruins Live” before the team’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
“It was a really relaxed crowd, which it very much wasn’t on Thursday in Florida. They were very tight that day,” Benjamin said. “Today, not so much. Zdeno Chara had a huge smile on his face, talking about how they need to enjoy this game — this is what you play for. Milan Lucic talked about relaxing and having fun. They seem to be taking a very different tact today, as opposed to what they’ve seemed like before recent games that have also been big games.”
Benjamin also discussed Peter Chiarelli’s media availability Friday in which the Bruins’ general manager talked about some controversial topics. Check it all out in the video above.
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