"Maybe we should have had the momentum in this game," Rask said, referring to the Bruins' Game 5 win. "So I don't think it carries over game by game. As long as you regroup after a loss, it's only a matter of how you handle it mentally and prepare for the next one. We'll be ready for Game 7, for sure."
There are lessons that should be learned from Game 6. On Wednesday, the Bruins can't have any mental mistakes, which has been an issue for them in this series.
"You can't forget about it. You've just got to realize the facts of what happened," Rask said. "At the end of the day, we thought we played a pretty solid game and gave them some gifts, and that's it. We've got to clean it up and move on."
Boston needs to have a perfect Bruins-style effort in Game 7.
"You've got to be ready to play them," Chara simply said.
The puck will drop for Game 7 on May 14, which is a date that hasn't been kind for the Bruins in do-or-die games on home ice. On May 14, 2009, the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Bruins 3-2 in overtime. On May 14, 2010, the Philadelphia Flyers completed an historic comeback, erasing a 3-0 deficit to beat the Bruins 4-3 in Game 7.
The Bruins hope to reverse that misfortune on May 14, 2014.
"We're confident," Lucic said. "We've been a confident group all year long. We've played well in big games. This is the biggest one so far throughout this year, so we've got to bring our best when we need it the most. That's the most important thing."
"Everybody needs to step up, not just the veteran guys," Rask said. "Obviously, we've been in that situation before and we've got to approach it like any other game, but be really desperate and play our kind of hockey."