BOSTON -- With the Bruins entering another Game 7 after having won three during last year's Stanley Cup run, many players and coaches have mentioned the experience they gained and how it could benefit them on Wednesday against the Capitals at TD Garden.
But Chris Kelly was his usual straight-forward self on Monday inside the B's dressing room, saying that, sure, the experience is nice. But this is a whole new season.
"Last year's last year," said Kelly. "I think we quickly realized that in October, when we went 3-7.
"In the same breath, it's nice to have played in Game 7's before, to have that to reflect upon and look back on. But this is a whole new year and a whole new challenge, and one of those things that I think all of us are looking forward to."