Chara: B's didn't succumb to playoff 'pressure'

Chara: B's didn't succumb to playoff 'pressure'
March 30, 2012, 11:25 am
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BOSTON -- The Bruins missed a chance to clinch a playoff berth Thursday night, but Zdeno Chara doesn't think the "pressure" -- emphasis intended -- of being able to punch their ticket to the postseason had anything to do with the Bruins' quiet performance through the first 50 minutes of their 3-2, shootout loss to the Capitals.
We knew a win would have clinched the playoffs, but it doesnt mean that we would stop thinking about our goal of continuing to improve as the postseason approaches, said Chara. We know that its kind of a secure position as far as playoffs. But I think we cant be thinking right now that, Okay, all we have do is just get another two points. . . .
I mean, I think that the goal for our team is much bigger and higher than that. So, I think we should just keep playing desperate hockey 'til the end got to get ready for the playoffs.