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B's Not Satisfied With Good Efforts

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins – After the Bruins strong outing against the New York Rangers Sunday – despite not getting a victory – it was expected there’d be a lot of chatter in the locker room about replicating that effort tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

But according to veteran forward Brian Rolston, there’s no need for any words at all.

“It’s a very professional group in here, and the bottom line always remains winning," said Rolston. "You have to win hockey games.

"We played very well I thought in New York, and we have to bring that same kind of effort.

“If we bring that same kind of effort and the way we played, we’re going to win a lot of hockey games. But it’s a professional group, and we’re not satisfied if we’re not winning and that’s the biggest thing.”

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid shared the same never-satisfied attitude.

The Bruins blueliner said although his team played well, they’re not happy with the lack of results over the weekend.

“At the end of the day we didn’t get the results we wanted,” McQuaid said. “At the same time, [we did] a lot of things we can continue to do. We did a lot of things well – [on] most nights give us a good chance to win.

"We’re going to have a tough test here tonight so we’re going to have to do a lot of the same things – hopefully we get better results.”

That tough test comes from a Maple Leafs (30-28-7) team, which is now under the direction of new Head Coach Randy Carlyle.

Not only with the Leafs come out hard for their new coach, but  they are a fast team that will keep the Bruins defense on alert.

The Bruins (38-23-3) have beaten Toronto four times this season, but McQuaid said that’s no reason to take Toronto lightly.

“They have a lot of skill and a lot of speed up front,” McQuaid said. “They have a few guys that can get in and finish hits as well. I think the main thing is being aware of their speed, they can move the puck quick and when guys get room to get wheeling, they can really get going so we got to be aware of those things.”

--- Anthony Gulizia
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