Coach Bruce Cassidy says the Boston Bruins are ready to compete on the road for a place in the Eastern Conference second round as they travel to Carolina for Game 7 against the Hurricanes on Saturday.
The Bruins, 17/1 to win the Stanley Cup, forced the winner takes all scenario with a 5-2 victory over the Hurricanes in Game 6 at TD Garden in Boston on Thursday.
High on the performance of his team to keep the series alive, Cassidy was bullish in his belief post-game that the Bruins can find a way to become the first team in the series to win on the road in the most important game of all.
He commented to the media: "We've got to win one road game, that's what's in front of us. We knew that when we started this series, this is what you play for.
"But we'd play them on Mars if we had to. We just want to get after it. That's what it's all about and I'm sure they'd say the same thing."
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Cassidy joined the Bruins as an assistant coach ahead of the 2016/17 season and was promoted mid-campaign following the firing of Claude Julien.
Since, he has led Boston to the play-offs in each of his six seasons, making the Stanley Cup Final in 2018/19, where they were beaten by the St. Louis Blues in a Game 7.
In the most recent campaign, the Bruins finished fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 51-26-5 record. The Hurricanes won the Metropolitan Division (54-20-8) earning the home ice advantage for the series.
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