The Big Bad Bruins are in the barn and are looking to turn five consecutive wins into six.
With the Oilers returning from a five-game road trip with a 1-3-1 record, Boston forward Patrice Bergeron said the Bruins still need to be ready to set the pace.
“We know that sometimes you have the tired legs when you get back from a road trip like that, with the time change and everything, but I know out west they’re more used to that so I’m sure they’re going to be ready for us,” he said.
“But at the same time, for us it’s about using our speed and our legs and our energy is going to be the biggest key I think, especially early on.”
With a lot of new faces donning the black and gold jersey, Bergeron said the team chemistry off the ice and energy on it has been nothing but positive.
“I think right now everyone knows their role and is a big part of the team and the success and we need that,” said the alternate captain.
The Bruins are coming off a 4-3 win over the Rangers, Friday night.
“I think the Rangers game was a big statement game for us to play a good game, a solid game.... We have to build on that and move forward and we know that the Oilers are going to be a tough test for us as well.”