Now, the Charlestown native has a chance to play in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final for the team he grew up rooting for.
On Wednesday night, the Bruins fell to the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Ryan O'Reilly opened the scoring for St. Louis for a fourth straight game, and with it matched a feat last accomplished by Wayne Gretzky, while defensive standout Alex Pietrangelo was responsible for the Blues' second. "Unbelievable first period. His confidence, his swagger, his belief in himself - unbelievable".
So much of that can be traced back to Berube's changes when he took over as interim coach for Mike Yeo in November.
"Once we pulled it together, we were tough to beat", Berube said. Grzelcyk has averaged 16:22 of ice time in his 19 playoff games this season, tallying seven points (three goals, four assists) while checking in at a minus-2.
Don't let the St. Louis Blues take a lead.
It's time to play Gloria.
After the regular season saw an NHL-record 138 multi-goal comebacks, the Blues went 4-0 in the Cup final when taking a lead of any kind on the Bruins and didn't lose a single playoff game when up by at least two goals.
O'Reilly was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
Denis Leary at Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 12. "It would wonderful to have three trophies here in the city at the same time". Three of them have come at St. Louis' expense. "We knew that", Pietrangelo said. "I don't think it matters to us that we're at home".
The Bruins tried to harness all the local karma they could.
Retired Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling also was in the crowd, wearing his World Series ring and a Bruins jersey. Portable party Rob Gronkowski also made an appearance on the video board.