The message doesn't need to be spoken. It needs to be delivered. They need to beat their hated rivals in Game 7 or their 54-win, 117-point Presidents' Trophy season will have been a failure and a colossal waste.
Game 7 is not a time for regrets or excuses. It is not a time to talk about hitting posts or puck-luck or hot goalies. It's about coming out and exerting your will. The Bruins found the right formula on the road in Game 4 and at home in Game 5, their best overall performance of the series to date.
But their collective Stanley Cup dreams are now in serious jeopardy because they have not created enough of their own breaks. They all agreed Tuesday, in the aftermath of Monday's 4-0 spanking at the hands of the Canadiens in Game 6, that they have to empty the tank and play the decisive game of the series with no regrets.
"We kept pushing and tried to get ourselves back in it. But there's nothing more to talk about than get ready for Game 7 and that's where our focus is. That's basically all I got," Milan Lucic said after Game 6 in Montreal. "We're confident and we've been a confident group all year long and we've play well in big games and this is the biggest one so far this year. We have to bring our best when we need it the most. That's the most important thing. You have to play your best hockey when it matters most."
How the Bruins got in this position really doesn't matter at this point. The fact they've hit more iron than than a steel worker on a skyscraper doesn't matter. The fact that David Krejci has yet to score a goal in 11 playoff games doesn't matter. Neither does his countless near-misses with Lucic in Game 6, like the chance in the first three minutes Monday night.
"If that goes, it's a different hockey game," Krejci said. "We had some good looks out there. Didn't go in for us. We're going to stay positive in here. We're going to believe in ourselves. We have a job to do and we're going to win."
There you have it. The prediction in print. We've seen it so many times from players and coaches over the years. You want to hear your team believe they're going to win and Krejci and the Bruins feel they will Wednesday night.
"We've been there before many times, against Montreal as well," Krejci added. "Just go out there and leave your heart out there. You have to play the best game of the season and have no regrets. Whatever happens, happens."
For the first time all season, you wonder about the psyche of this Bruins team, which was clearly the best and most consistent squad over the course of the season. It's appropriate that, like in 2011, the Bruins will have to handle their kryptonite in the Montreal to advance in the most pressurized of situations. We're finally going to learn how tough these Bruins are.
"We're all around the net, getting a lot of chances and then they scored that second one and it definitely took the momentum and the wind out of our sails," said Patrice Bergeron of Game 6. "We knew they were a tough team. They have a lot of character, so do we. It's about Game 7 now.
"It's the playoff mentality. It's the next game. That's all you can worry about. It's about finishing the job and we have to be a lot better."
The Bruins say they're confident since the core including Krejci, Bergeron and Lucic have seen eight previous Game Sevens since 2008.
"We've been been there before," Bergeron said. "We know what we can do. It's going to be a battle. It's about who wants it more."
Then Bergeron went a little further.
"We're going to go home and get the job done. We have to. It's about using them to our advantage in Game 7. That's why you work for the home ice. We can talk about their game, our game. Put everything in the past and focus on Game 7."
Bergeron knows the fact they won 54 games in the regular season certainly has no bearing in a winner-take-all game.
What else doesn't matter? The coach-speak after Game 6. Claude Julien took the attitude that he "expects" his team to win Game 7 at home. Montreal's Michel Therrien used the cliche "anything can happen" in Game 7 while making reference to a riverboat gambler.
One thing is for sure - the Bruins cannot afford to show urgency in spurts like they did in Game 6. They came out and showed some legitimate push in the opening three minutes of Monday's game before the Canadiens got the momentum and the first big break on a Lars Eller goal.
The Bruins put on another big push for the better part of 10 minutes in the second period, including a three-minute shift that had defenseman P.K. Subban coming out of the penalty box to play left wing because the Canadiens couldn't execute a line change after a penalty kill.
All of the posts and crossbars over the course of the first six games finally seemed to take their toll. So did David Desharnais falling on a puck and swiping it out of the net just as it was about to cross the line behind Carey Price.
You can blame the lack of puck luck all you want but the Bruins know, to a man, that won't cut it in Game 7 Wednesday.
The Bruins will never admit it but after the second goal by Max Pacioretty, they played as if they knew they had Game 7 in their back pocket. Gregory Campbell took a high stick and 26 seconds later, Rask went for a swim on the ice in front of his net and Thomas Vanek potted the third goal for a 3-0 lead.
The "Ole, Ole" chants began in full throat at the Bell Centre. A building that was fired up from well before the first puck drop with an epic pre-game presentation spent the final 20 minutes gearing up for watching the Habs in a Game 7.
"Maybe we should've had the momentum in this game. I don't think it carries over, game to game. As long as you regroup after a loss. It's just a matter of how you handle it mentally and prepare for the next one. We'll be ready for Game 7, for sure," Rask said, before sending a message to Bruins fans. "Be ready to cheer us on and we'll get it done."
Johnny Boychuk went as far as to call Game 6 a "must-win" if the Bruins were to survive and advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
In hindsight, it's easy to second-guess Boychuk for his declaration in the moments after the Game 5 win that Game 6 was a "must-win" for the Bruins. He was simply trying to make the point that the Bruins didn't want to give extra life to a team that is arguably the most difficult matchup among the teams left in the eight-team field.
Excuses are for losers and the Bruins don't want to be reciting them after Game 7 Wednesday night.