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Savard Ready to Renew Acquaintances

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins center Marc Savard (91) fights with Philadelphia Flyers left wing Daniel Carcillo (13) as Flyers' Kimmo Timonen (44) participates at left during the second period of Game 2 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston on Monday, May 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Philadelphia, PA -- Marc Savard realizes that his is probably public enemy #91 in Philadelphia, but he doesn't spend too much time thinking about those things. This morning, after the Bruins pregame skate, the B's center talked about his approach to the hostile environment in which he'll find himself this evening.

"Oh I don't know," he said. "It doesn't worry me.

"I'll just go out and play, I mean that stuff has happened before in different cities but it doesn't worry me."

Informed that the Flyer's Dan Carcillo, who apparently stuck his hand in Savard's mouth during Game 2, wanted to be matched up with Savvy's line did not elicit a response from teh Bruins all-star playmaker.

"I'm just worried about the game," said Savard. "I'm not going to get into all those little side things."

Savard did admit that the attention given to the "incident" was nothing new.

"Like I said it's part of the playoffs," he said. "I'm just worried about todays hockey and it's all I really want to talk about."

Savard was asked if there were any concerns about the Bruins being too high after two wins at home?

"No, we've kept that even keeled and we know the next game is the most important so we're focused on that tonight," he said. "I mean, it's always been a tough building to play in.

"Their fans are great just like ours at home. We're in for a good battle tonight."

And, of course, Marc doesn't expect the intensity to sag for either club.

"Again, they've played great," he said. "they played good the last two games and we've taken and one one in over time and one with a goal late so I expect the same type of game."

For his part, Savard said he was feeling very well following the concussion he sustained on March 7th.

"Yeah I felt last I felt great you know, I started making more plays, I felt better with the puck [and the] conditioning felt better," said Savard. "You know all those battles down low lasted longer and I was able to take a little bit longer shift.

"I'm feeling a lot better that's for sure."

Asked if he was close to feeling 100%, Savard said, "I think I'm 100% now.

"I had a good practice which I needed this morning but I'm ready to go tonight."

Abigail Seaver contributed to this report.
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