Avalanche coach Jared Bednar: We have to be mentally tough

"We still have the ability to win hockey games,"

by Sead Dedovic
Avalanche coach Jared Bednar: We have to be mentally tough

The Boston Bruins continue their great form. This time the 'victims' were the Colorado Avalanche, and the score was 5-1. David Pastrnak was delighted with the performance of his team despite the absence of several players. "We work for each other," Bruins forward David Pastrnak said, as quoted by nhl.com.

"We obviously started [the] season without some key players to the team, and some other guys had to step up, and they did. And sometimes that builds up the confidence [individually], and then obviously that translates to the team." Bruins coach Jim Montgomery believes his team was rewarded for playing well.

"I think we keep playing the right way and we're getting rewarded for it," -Jim Montgomery said. "Colorado's very depleted, but still, that's a championship team and they know how to win." Colorado forward Mikko Rantanen does not want his excuse to be injured players.

"We're missing good players,"-Mikko Rantanen said. "One plus one is two, right? If you have good players, like big, important players back, it's different. But like I said, no excuses. Injuries happen in sports, and we're just in a little bit of a slide in that part."

Key things

The coach of the teams emphasized what is key for his team.

"We have to be mentally tough, that's the biggest thing. We still have the ability to win hockey games, although the margin for error is shrinking, and you feel like at times you have to be almost perfect in order to win. We certainly weren't that tonight." Brad Marchand emphasized how dangerous Colorado is.

"[Facing Colorado] definitely makes you be more prepared," Marchand said. "You have to be dialed [in] if you're playing against that team.[Nathan MacKinnon's] line, every single shift they can break out and take over a game in one shift. I thought we did a good job. They're really tough to play against."