The Bruins seem confident going into tonight's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

 

They also realize they've put forth their share of disappointments lately.

 

No, there's no delusion as they head back to the Garden to face the Lightning. Just the reality of blowing a 3-0 lead -- and the chance to lead the series 3-1 -- on Saturday.

 

"I think we’re a resilient team, there’s no doubt about that," coach Claude Julien said today. "And
you hear that word quite often. But we realize that we’re also a team
that has given up some leads, and we need to get better in that area.


"But
even if we have done that, the one thing we have been able to do is
bounce back. And we understand our faults and we understand where we’ve
gone wrong and the next game we try and redeem ourselves. And this team
is one of those teams that’s done that all year, and I don’t expect and
different from them going into the game tonight."


The ECF is tied 2-all. A potentially decisive Game 6 is Wednesday night in Tampa (8 p.m., Versus, 98.5 FM).