"It’s definitely not how we planned or how we wanted it, but we’re back home now," said forward Nathan Horton
. "We’re back in our time zone and we’re going to feel better about ourselves in front of our fans."
The thought of 17,565 fans in a full TD Garden has Dennis Seidenberg
excited as well.
"I think everybody in this room is happy to get back home and start the Finals [games] at home," he said. "We all know we can play better and I’m sure we’re going to do it tomorrow.
"They won their two games at home and now it’s up to us to go ahead and do our business at our building," said Rich Peverley
. "They're a great team and obviously the best in the league in the regular season.
"We just have to continue to play a confident game."
Confidence, says Milan Lucic
, is something that the B's are not lacking, even with a 2-0 deficit.
"You know, you always have to believe you can win and that’s something that we have here, that confidence," said Lucic. "Whatever happened in the past happened, you know, it’s over, and we have to look forward at what we need to do going into next game."
And Lucic also explained that the B's have come too far to roll over.
"There’s no give up in this team," said Lucic. "I already said it, if we wanted to give up, we would have gave up a long time ago, against Montreal, and not even get ourselves in this position.
"We haven’t played 102 games just to get to this point and roll over and die.
"We’re still gonna fight to the end and we just have to figure out a way to get back in this," he said.
"We’re down two games...[but] I don’t think that all of a sudden you lose the confidence because you lost two games," added B's captain Zdeno Chara
. "It’s just one of those things that you just have to bounce back."