Brad Marchand said prior to the Eastern Conference finals that the Bruins were “in over our heads” against the Penguins, but after completing the sweep of the top-seeded Pittsburgh club seemed to relish the role of the underdog. Speaking after the game, Marchand had the following exchange with a reporter:

Question: “A week ago nobody would have predicted that you guys would sweep the Penguins. Is it any –”

Marchand: “Nobody predicted that we were going to win at all.”

The left wing was then asked how satisfying it was to win in the fashion that Boston did, to which he replied, “It’s very satisfying. People keep counting us out, and we’re happy to be where we’re at.”