WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) - Bruins forward Brad Marchand seems to have the answer as to why the Boston-Washington series has been so tight.
This Eastern Conference, first-round pairing has been historically tight. Not only is it knotted, 3-3, it is the first NHL series to ever have its first six games decided by one goal.
Game 7 is Wednesday at TD Garden.
"Both teams are just really resilient and I think both teams have a lot of character," Marchand said after practice Tuesday. "And when you have guys like that in the room and on the ice, a little momentum swing won't affect guys and they can bounce back fairly quickly from it.
"That just seems to be the case so far."