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Bergeron Looks for a 60-minute Effort

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
WASHINGTON, DC -- Given a little time to think about Wednesday's game, Boston center Patrice Bergeron spoke about the B's effort versus Buffalo.


"I mean we're happy with the result and not necessarily with the effort in the second and third," said Bergeron.  "We had a great start and got those four goals and I guess we kind of let our guard down a little bit and they came back into the game.

"Obviously, with good teams we need to play the full 60 minutes, that's important.

"We're going to be happy with the win but still we can be better for the whole game and it's just a matter of doing it," he said.

Any game versus the Washington Capitals demands a full 60-minute effort.

"Yeah I think after the game yesterday we were all aware [of that]," said Bergeron of the B's compete level in the second half of Wednesday's game. "No one was really happy with those two [Buffalo] goals with having some of the shifts and the chances that we gave up.

"I think everyone knows. We've talked about it in between periods and it seems like we should be fine.

"It's a matter of playing hard for the full game," said Bergeron.

Washington will have something to prove when the Bruins arrive on Friay night. Boston has beaten the Caps twice already.

"It's tough to beat any NHL team three times in a row," said Bergeron.  "They're going to be waiting for us. They're going to want revenge and we know that.

"They're a great team offensively and we can't give up any chances like...we did (vs. Buffalo).

"They're going to make us pay if we do, so it's going to be very important to stay tight and make sure we play well for the whole game."
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