​The ​Boston Bruins went up to Toronto and defeated the Maple Leafs to force a Game 7 in Boston, thanks to a power play that woke up at the right time. In most scenarios, that's advantage home team, as they often go back to home ice and close it out.


Well, Bruins left winger ​Brad Marchand, who is never afraid to speak his mind, isn't fully confident playing a winner-take-all game at home in TD Garden.

"They've played really well in our building so far this series and the ice has been terrible there so we might as well play with a tennis ball, skate around and see who can bounce one in the net,” said Marchand.


OK, then!

That's pretty harsh, but there's merit to that comment about the TD Garden ice, which has become bouncier and untrue with the weather heating up and an increase in humidity (and don't forget the complications of the Celtics' postseason; mercifully, they're off this week after a first-round sweep).


​​The home team in this series hasn't had much of an advantage, as the home squad is just 2-4 in this series, and Boston has won only one of the three games at TD Garden.


Boston better hope the conditions are better Tuesday night for Game 7.