Boston Bruins: Three questions to answer this week

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins battles against Frederik Gauthier #33 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on October 19, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins battles against Frederik Gauthier #33 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on October 19, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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ST. LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 17: Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues carries the puck as Jordan Weal #43 of the Montreal Canadiens pressures at Enterprise Center on October 17, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via Getty Images) /

How will the Bruins respond to their matchup with the Blues?

Let’s face it: last year’s Game 7 loss to the Blues still stings. Boston Bruins players have even said as much. So, how will the players respond when the Blues come back to town on Saturday night?

Look back to when the Canucks visited Boston in 2012 for the first time after their Cup Final lost. The Canucks ultimately won that game, but not without a ton of on-ice fireworks. Some of the Canucks players lost their cool, and it was clear they weren’t over the previous year’s loss.

Fast forward to now, and the Canucks still haven’t fully recovered from the Cup loss. That first game back in Boston was a sign of what was to come.

The Boston Bruins can’t let anything like this happen when they play St. Louis on Saturday. They can’t get stuck in the past; instead, they need to focus on the present. A strong game against the Blues will help Boston turn the page and move on.

There will definitely be a lot of emotion in the arena when the puck drops. Hopefully the Bruins will use it to their advantage and come out with a win.

The result of game won’t change what happened last year, but the Bruins can still use it as a springboard for this season.

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