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Player's Blog with Adam McQuaid
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Player's Blog with the Bruins' Adam McQuaid

McQuaid reflects on life growing up in PEI

Friday, 06.14.2013 / 9:34 AM / Player's Blog with the Bruins' Adam McQuaid

Adam McQuaid - Special to NHL.com

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is already a veteran of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including winning a Stanley Cup title with the Bruins in 2011 and approaching 50 postseason games for his career before his 27th birthday.

This postseason, McQuaid, 26, has been a staple of Boston's third defensive pairing, providing a shut-down presence for Claude Julien. In the Eastern Conference Final, McQuaid scored the series-winning goal in a stunning four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

McQuaid has been gracious enough to agree to keep a player blog that will appear on NHL.com throughout the Stanley Cup Final.

In his second installment, he talks about his hometown of Cornwall, Prince Edward Island and his start in hockey.

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McQuaid: Bruins will keep moving forward

Thursday, 06.13.2013 / 2:44 AM / Player's Blog with the Bruins' Adam McQuaid

Adam McQuaid - Special to NHL.com

CHICAGO -- It was a long night. Triple overtime, getting halfway through the third overtime there, we were almost close to playing two full games. It was definitely a hard-fought battle. In overtime, both teams are trying to keep things simple. Both teams had their chances at times and goalies made some big saves and guys made some big plays.

It obviously would have been nice if things went the other way. But, we'll stay positive, take the positives out of the game and keep moving forward.

Overtimes are tough to play in. You just want to do your best to stay hydrated. Some guys will try to get something in them, food of some sort, bananas, stuff like that, to run on. The main thing is to try to stay hydrated, though.

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