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One Game at a Time

Kessel & Co. send the series back to Carolina

Monday, 05.11.2009 / 9:03 AM ET / Features
By Angela Stefano  - BostonBruins.com
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One Game at a Time
BOSTON, MA -- All it takes is one.

Before Sunday night’s do-or-die game five, the Bruins kept repeating that they just needed one win to prolong their season.

“It comes down to a lot of other guys doing things around us, too,” said Marc Savard, particularly of his success in feeding Phil Kessel for two of the B’s four goals of the night, but his statement embodies that “one win at a time” idea.

“He held onto it, he got into the cycle, made a great pass to [Marc Savard] in the cycle, and he got himself open, and those are the kind of things that Phil needs to do,” said head coach Claude Julien of Kessel’s first goal, shot from the side of the net off a cross-ice pass from Savard.  Kessel earned his second two-goal game and third multi-point game of the post-season.

“We need Phil to be Phil,” said Julien simply.  “He’s a skilled player that can make plays, and he’s a skilled player that can get open, and he’s got the best passer in the league in Savvy to feed him.”

Kessel, for one, wasn’t sure what it was that made tonight a success.

“I don’t think I was frustrated,” said Kessel.  “You go out there and play, and if your chances go in, they go in.

“Tonight, they went in.”

It may, of course, have just been the intensity of the playoffs and a must-win situation.

“You have to be emotional and keep [it] in check at the same time,” Kessel said.  “Obviously it was a big game for us tonight.  We were down three to one in the series.  There was some desperation.”

But now that they’ve won game five, the Bruins have to win game six – and, eventually, hopefully, game seven.  And it’s going to take more of those individual efforts to keep that going.

“You keep going, and you keep battling out there and create your own chances,” said Kessel.  “I think we played a physical game all year, and I don’t know if it helped us, but you have to go out there and play your game.

“It’s going to take the same thing, if not better.”

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
2 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
3 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
4 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
5 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
6 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
7 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
8 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 80 32 36 12 68
L. Eriksson 82 30 33 13 63
D. Krejci 72 17 46 4 63
B. Marchand 77 37 24 21 61
R. Spooner 80 13 36 -9 49
T. Krug 81 4 40 9 44
M. Beleskey 80 15 22 6 37
Z. Chara 80 9 28 12 37
J. Hayes 75 13 16 -12 29
D. Pastrnak 51 15 11 3 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 31 22 8 .915 2.56
J. Gustavsson 11 9 1 .908 2.72
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