"It's about making sure that we're playing a team and get back to what we did against Tampa that gave us success," said alternate captain Patrice Bergeron
. "We just have to go back to playing our style, our hockey -- being first to the puck and being hungry for it.
"It's something that we need to establish and something we're aware of and it's what has been giving us success in past years.
"It's about making sure that we go out there and play hard," he said.
Birthday boy Adam McQuaid
(25-years-old today) added that the B's have to bring some excitement to their play.
"Carolina, they're going to come out hard tonight," said the defenseman of the 0-2-1 Canes. "They're kind of in the same boat that we are.
"So, if nothing else, just try and find that energy...and make sure we're competing."
Tonight is just the first road game of the year for the Bruins and veteran forward Chris Kelly
reminded the press that it's only three games into a long season.
"There's been times in those three games that we've played well and times that we haven't, so I think you've got to be a little more consistent; simplify the game, especially early on," he said. "I find that a lot of times when we get in trouble guys are trying to do a little bit too much.
"We've had success with guys going out there and doing their job and relying on each other." Krejci Out
The B's will look to even their record at 2-2 with a win versus their Southeast Division foe, but they'll have to do it without the services of David Krejci
, who remained in Boston.
Boston Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien indicated that he would move Tyler Seguin
, who has played center as well as wing during his time in Boston, to the spot between Milan Lucic
and Nathan Horton
"We knew that down the road that we'd need him to step up in that area," said Julien. "We know [Rich] Peverley has been one of those guys, too, [but] I've liked the way [the Brad Marchand
, Patrice Bergeron
, Peverley trio] has played so far, so moving Tyler there is certainly one of our options and the one we're probably going to start with."
Meanwhile, Julien said that Krejci remains day-to-day.
"It's an injury to the core area," added Julien. "We can certainly eliminate the knee injury that's been speculated.
"So we'll see how he does and whether he joins us in Chicago or not." Hello, Hello
Boston defenseman Joe Corvo
returns to his former home today as the B's face former Black & Gold blueliner Tomas Kaberle for the first time.
"As far the team goes, it's been a pretty easy fit," reiterated Corvo to the Carolina media. "All the guys are great guys and the coaching staff has really helped me along."
Asked about the B's slow start, Corvo said, "I think that everybody figured we were going to kind of light it up right away.
"I think we just haven't been playing well, we haven't been playing together as of yet," explained Corvo, who owns a 0-1-1 line through three contests. "Once that comes together I think we'll put together some wins."
Kaberle said he had watched some of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the B's beginning of the season from afar.
"I saw it on TV and I texted a few guys," said Kaberle (0-0-0, -3). "It's nice to see.
"We had lots of fun last year and obviously it's a new season, but you always keep in touch with the players from where you played before."