Charlie McAvoy was an anchor for the Boston Bruins last spring when the club went to the Stanley Cup Final. For fans, it was an unforgettable experience to see their young stalwart lead the way through the Eastern Conference. For McAvoy, it was an incredible experience he won’t soon forget.
“Going on that playoff run, everything about it was just incredible,” McAvoy said on a Zoom call this week. “The emotional highs that you have when you’re on that run, every single game feels like a battle. After every win, you hug each other a little tighter. You appreciate the moment a little more. I don’t think there’s anything better than winning a playoff series.”
The Bruins were the top team in both the Eastern Conference and the NHL when the league shutdown last month due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s uncertain at best that they’ll get the chance to go on another run this spring. Even if the NHL does return, it’s almost certain that the league will not play in front of fans. A run to the Final as magical as last season’s just doesn’t seem to be in the cards.
Even if it is unlikely that Charlie McAvoy and the Bruins will be able to go on a run this spring, they are still hoping. McAvoy admitted as much as he recalled that magical two-month span.
“There’s just something about it that’s kind of magical,” McAvoy said. “We were able to go on that run and come together. I just hope we have a chance to do it again.”