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 latest installment, McQuaid talks about the city he has called home for the past three years, discussing the city's history, sports landscape and the indelible marks left on the city by the Boston Marathon bombing two months ago.
BOSTON -- I've been in Boston for a few years now, and I love it. It was a bit of an adjustment coming to a bigger city from Prince Edward Island. But I think the great thing about Boston is it is a big city that has a small-town feel to it. For the most part, if I am getting out, I'm walking or taking the T or something. It's pretty easy getting around. I really do feel there couldn't be a better place to be.