"In the first period [Wednesday] everyone was a little nervous. Not a lot of us are used to it. The biggest crowd I've played in front of was I think 10,000 and last night was almost 12,000. It's a different atmosphere, a different environment. Tonight the jitters should be gone." -- Tyler Seguin
-- With many players experiencing the big stage for the first time Wednesday night it would be hard to blame them for being nervous. But with those first cautious moments out of the way, the Bruins and Islanders should be ready to go when they face off for their second rookie game Thursday night at TD Garden.
The consensus in both locker rooms Thursday morning was that the first 20 minutes Wednesday saw each side skating on egg shells as they felt out being on an NHL rink. But with that anxiety gone, a more cohesive effort looks to be in the offing for round two.