BOSTON (CBS ) – You won’t hear too many complaints when the temperature in Boston climbs into the 90’s and the Boston Bruins are still playing hockey.
Except for maybe a few when it comes to the ice conditions inside the TD Garden.
The high temperatures and humidity are once again wreaking havoc on the Garden ice on Monday, and the Garden crew will have to do some extra work ahead of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to make sure it’s in tip-top shape.
With temperatures in the mid-90’s in Boston, the Bruins held their morning skate with a light fog coming up off the ice. The conditions for Monday night’s Game 6 could be similar to those that plagued the venue in Game 3 last week, when players made it known the warm conditions outside caused a slow ice surface inside.
But you won’t hear the Bruins complaining about the conditions or a little fog as they enter a must-win Game 6.
“It wasn’t bad. We’ll skate around it if it gets foggy,” center Chris Kelly joked after the morning skate. “I don’t think the ice works in anyone’s favor when it gets bad.”
Boston center David Krejci admitted that things were “a little bumpy” on Monday morning, but that won’t make a difference come game-time.
“It’s going to be the same thing for both sides, so it doesn’t really matter,” he said.
“If there’s bad ice you have to keep the game simple, which you try to do anyways,” added defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. “You want to play a straight-line game, especially when the ice isn’t at its best.”