Bruins hope to make it a Garden party

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Tyler Seguin knows what it's going to be like at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

"Crazy," the second-year right wing said after his overtime goal, his first goal of these playoffs, gave the Bruins a 4-3 win over the Capitals on Sunday, keeping the Bruins alive as they bid to become the first repeat Stanley Cup winner since 1998.

"Any rink gives you the goose bumps, and the Garden's going to be rocking," Seguin said.

The Garden was almost dark Wednesday night.

The Bruins failed to hold three one-goal leads and needed the third overtime of a series of only one-goal decisions to bring it home with the chance to advance.

"A couple of days off, play and have to get the Garden rocking," Seguin said. "It's going to be good."

The Capitals have already won four times in five games in Boston this season and are 2-1 there in this series. They will have to overcome not driving the stake into the Bruins when they had the chance on home ice.

That's not the Bruins' problem, and Boston comes in knowing it won three Game 7s in winning the Cup last season.

"It's been a dogfight from start to finish," coach Claude Julien said of the first series in Stanley Cup history to have one-goal games in the first six games. "Both teams here are heading to Game 7 with the same kind of confidence. For us, it's time to take advantage of the home ice that we've fought hard all year to get. We've got to make it count."

Seguin, who had his first two points of the series, wasn't the only main Bruin to hit the scoresheet in Game 6. Center David Krejci, who led all scorers in goals and points in last year's Cup run, had his first goal and started the winning play by stealing the puck.

Defenseman Andrew Ference, who had seven shots on goal Saturday, had a goal and an assist Sunday, while right wing Rich Peverley, playing center with Patrice Bergeron moving to a wing, scored his third goal in the last four games.

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