"I think a lot of the things you saw tonight are a lot of the things you saw the first two games," said Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien. "It wasn’t a good night for our whole team as far as creating some real good quality scoring chances.
"We had some, but the thing...that we need to do a lot better is get to the front of that net.
"We had guys there but on the side and we need to be a little bit more aggressive in that area than we were tonight. And that’s so huge for our hockey club. And we need that," he said..
After two games of near flawless execution, center Gregory Campbell
said the B's didn't bring their "best game."
"Coming into a building like this, they were gonna give us their best game," said Campbell. "We didn't quite respond how we wanted to, and you see the end result."
The end result is a must win situation on Monday in TD Garden, where the Bruins manhandled the Canucks for much of Games 3 and 4. Vancouver matched that physical intensity in Rogers Arena during Game 5.
"Could we have played more physical? Maybe. But I think we could have executed better overall." - Gregory Campbell
Campbell acknowledged the physical intensity of Vancouver's play on Friday, but said it wasn't the prime factor in the B's setback.
"Could we have played more physical? Maybe. But I think we could have executed better overall," he said.
Forward Michael Ryder said Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo was another prime factor, but also said that much of the problem was wearing Black & Gold.
"We did some good things, had a few opportunities. He made some big saves. We knew he was going to bounce back," said Ryder. "Maybe we just need to give him a little more traffic and battle a little harder on the net.
"I think overall we played okay, but we didn’t play the best that we could have."
Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg
was more direct in his critique, "We did have our chances, but we didn't play the way we wanted to.
"Every time we've lost in this series, we didn't get pucks deep, we had way too many turnovers, I mean every time it's the same.
"For whatever reason we just didn't do it tonight and that's the reason we didn't win," he said.