When I got traded to Boston, I thought it was tailor-made to my game the way this team exemplifies the heart and soul of what a hockey player should be made of. I was proud to come to this team and play hard for this team every night.
— Gregory Campbell, with a pretty profound statement regarding his time as a Bruin, which began when he was traded to the spoked-B in 2010
Campbell has been recovering following surgery to his broken leg (see: infamous shot-blocking penalty kill shift), and is now back around the team. He spoke to media for the first time today since his injury.
Zdeno Chara & Patrice Bergeron battle Jonathan Toews outside the crease in Game 3 #nhlbruins
It’s a huge help, obviously. We’ve gotten better, a lot better, as the season has gone on. They’re not trying to play goalie, they’re just trying to be in the lane. All the other guys are taking care of their ice, keeping their head up, looking to guys behind them or in front of them. Dennis, for example, today, he blocked a lot of shots. Our D did a tremendous job during the playoffs doing that. I like that, as long as they block it and don’t let it go through, we’ll be all set.
— Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during his postgame press conference following the B’s 2-0 shutout of the Blackhawks, on how much he appreciates his teammates helping him out by getting into the shooting lanes
Dennis Seidenberg (seated next to him in the Player of the Game jacket during this interview), led with six blocked shots in the win, and has blocked 20 shots in the three games so far this series.
Overall, Johnny Boychuk’s 57 blocked shots lead the postseason. Seidenberg comes in next with 49, and Zdeno Chara is fourth with 38.
Dennis Seidenberg earned the Bruins Player of the Game jacket following Game 3 #nhlbruins
Tuukka Rask gets sprayed with ice as he keeps the puck out of the net during Game 3 #nhlbruins
Bergeron gives a fist pump after scoring in the second frame of Game 3 vs Chicago #nhlbruins
Fan Banner Captains Jenn Rogers, Rob Rogers & Jennifer Lemmerman wave the Boston Strong flag before GM 3
Daniel Paille throws his hands up after lighting the lamp in the 2nd period #nhlbruins
Tuukka Rask makes one of his ten first period saves glove-side #nhlbruins
Game 3 is just under two hours away here at TD Garden #nhlbruins