Ohio native Sean Kuraly ‘all business' ahead of Bruins' Game 3 in Columbus


For Game 3 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoff series between the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sean Kuraly is returning home. Kuraly, an Ohio native who grew up in Columbus, will play there for just the third time in his NHL career.

When asked about returning home for a game against the Blue Jackets, Kuraly downplayed the meaning of returning to his hometown for Game 3, as captured by the Bruins' official Twitter account.

You know, I think it'll be fun. It's an important playoff game. Luckily I had a lot of friends and family there in the regular season and (I) kinda got that out of the way. Now it's all business.

So far during his two appearances in Columbus, Kuraly has only has a minus-2 rating and no points in two Bruins losses. He will hope to improve on those numbers in his next two games on Tuesday and Thursday.

Kuraly knows that will be no easy task, and he was complimentary of the way that the Blue Jackets have played so far in the hard-fought series.

They've played hard, we've played hard. It's come down to the wire in two games. We're going to look to get better and I'm sure they will too.

Kuraly has been a sparkplug for the Bruins since returning from a hand injury that sidelined him for over a month. He logged a plus-3 rating and the game-winning goal in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. While he hasn't logged a point in the series against the Blue Jackets, he has logged five hits and has won 63% of his faceoffs as a part of the Bruins' excellent fourth line.

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