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Marc Savard: “You couldn’t script it any better.”

Thanks to Joe Sullivan of the Bruins Blog, we have a transcript of Marc Savard’s post-game press conference.

Just an instant before Savard’s big game-winning slapshot, I was remarking that we hadn’t seen much of the returning hero in the third period and especially not in overtime, when the energy of the game was incredibly intensified.

Claude Julien was able to get him out on the ice, and Savard used the opportunity to take a big swing at a bouncing puck, hitting it so hard just as it hit the ice that Brian Boucher never had a chance to even react to the shot. After the game, Savard gave Dennis Wideman credit for getting him the puck.

“Wids made a nice pinch and kept it alive, I was just thinking as soon as this thing lands, I’m shooting it.’'
“I thought why not get a shot here and it (the puck) just landed perfectly. I just clipped it perfect.”

He also said that he wanted to test out his head by getting in some hits early on, and that Chris Pronger was more than happy to oblige.

“Chris Pronger took me out a couple of times and tested my head out for me, that was nice of him.’'

He also said that he got a bit teary eyed as he hit the ice to a rousing ovation in front of the home crowd, and that he meant to throw his stick into the stands as a gift to the fans. They ended up throwing it back.