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McQuaid's Blog: Excited to be Heading home All Even

Sunday, 06.16.2013 / 4:47 PM
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog
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McQuaid\'s Blog: Excited to be Heading home All Even



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- Throughout the Stanley Cup Final, defenseman Adam McQuaid has been keeping a player blog with NHL.com. In his blog entry following Saturday night's Game 2, overtime win, he talked about his decision to give the Player of the Game Army Rangers jacket to veteran center and leader, Chris Kelly, who scored his first goal of the postseason in the victory. McQuaid had earned the jacket himself with the lone goal in the Bruins' Game 4 win over Pittsburgh that sent them into the Stanley Cup Final.

Here is the excerpt from his blog on NHL.com:

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Any win is a wonderful win, especially after losing the first one -- obviously. Being tied 1-1 is a better situation than being down 2-0. Again, a game that goes to overtime and anything can happen, either team can win. I think Tuukka [Rask] really stood on his head in the first period and really kept us in the game and gave us a chance to win.

I also got to give the team jacket away after the game. It's definitely more fun giving it to somebody else than getting it. It's difficult, though, sometimes to pick one guy. This time of year, you don't win games without everybody chipping in and having a role. Chris is a guy that is a leader on our team and does a lot of the little things that maybe go unnoticed. Not unnoticed to us, but he's been kind of snake bitten on the score sheet. He's been doing a lot of the little things, killing penalties, blocking shots and he is a leader on and off the ice for us. It was nice to see him get that goal. It was a big goal for us to get us back in the game. It was a pleasure to be able to hand it off to him and give a little speech.

It was also nice to visit with my brother Chad, who was here. He stayed with a family that lives in Chicago but is originally from Prince Edward Island, so they knew my uncles growing up. That is the way it is back home -- people open their homes in those kind of situations. It was really nice for them to do that and I was glad I got the opportunity to meet them.

Now it's going to be nice to go home and get back to playing in front of our fans. It's always exciting playing at home -- especially at this point. It's going to be loud and it's going to be exciting and I know we are all looking forward to it.

Thanks for reading and we'll see you in Boston on Sunday!

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You can keep up with Adam's blog entries every day on NHL.com, and by clicking here.

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