Claude Giroux, who missed time in Game 5 because of a shoulder injury, said he’s feeling better. Giroux is expected to dress tonight, although Peter Laviolette wouldn’t confirm his availability.
“If Claude Giroux’s in that lineup tonight, I expect him to be a very effective player,” Laviolette said.
While the Bruins can absorb one more loss without their season coming to a close, the Flyers must win tonight to force a Game 7.
“Our backs are still against the wall,” Chris Pronger said. “They’ve got the 3-2 lead. It’s up to us now to control home ice and control this game.much like we did the last one. But we know it’s going to be a lot harder tonight.”
* Laviolette said there hasn’t been much talk in the dressing room about wiping out an 0-3 deficit, but that the players are aware of the situation. “Certainly everyone understands the difficult challenge that an 0-3 series presents,” Laviolette said. “It’s part of the story that you write through the course of the playoffs. If you’re able to get through it, it’s just part of the story. I think our guys are well aware of it. We haven’t talked about it much. Certainly I think they know that not many teams get an opportunity at something like this. Anytime you can put your name to a positive mark in history like that, it certainly would be a good thing.”