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Running Quotes for Bruins vs. Flyers on 3/7

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON BRUINS POSTGAME QUOTES

BOSTON BRUINS VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Saturday, March 7, 2015

BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE
On how important it was for Brad Marchand to step up and make plays…
Yeah, you know, you play a pretty good game against a team that’s playing well and that’s desperate obviously. And when that go ahead goal goes in you hate to see it end that way by having a goal trickle through your goaltender as a winning goal, so it was nice to see our guys with just a little over, whatever, five minutes or a little under five minutes, to pick it up there and then find a way to get ourselves back into it.

On how quickly he got to the decision to pull Tuukka Rask in that situation…
Well, you know you’ve got a good centerman in Bergy [Patrice Bergeron] who’s gonna win probably seven out of 10 draws, so you’re banking on him winning that faceoff or at least creating a battle and getting control of it, and a six on four is hard to defend against, and he didn’t get a chance to get out for a long time. We’ve got some tired guys out there, so with that it was important for us to go after that win right away. We wanted it and we had to play like we wanted it, so that two-minute power play was fair enough for me to pull my goaltender and play six on four.

On whether he knew right away when they got that penalty that he would pull Rask…
No, I think it was… we were ready for it right away, so obviously it wasn’t during the time out, and as you could see, they weren’t putting their players on and sending them to the faceoff circle, so they should have been charged with a time out, and then… so and then the referee that was in the middle of the ice seemed to know what was going on, you know, and he was telling them to go on and all of a sudden the other referee came over and charged us with a time out, so we could have used that on that last faceoff. We managed to score, but that would have been a good time to give those six guys a rest.

On not having Brad Marchand on the power play often and whether it was because it was a six-on-four…
It was a six on… yeah and, you know, from the slot he has a good shot, so we put him there for that reason.

On Gregory Campbell’s mistake that led to a Flyers goal…
Well, yeah, it’s a mistake and it ends up, you know, faceoff and, you know, I didn’t think we did a very good job of going to the point hard, and that shot found its way through.

On the penalty that led to the Bruins six on four power play…
Yeah, I mean we needed to put those guys on, give us a good shift there so we could get the six guys from different lines on and they’re well rested there so they gave us that shift, and not only did they do that, but they gave us an opportunity to have a power play.

On Rask’s save on Jakub Voracek…
Well, you know, of all guys to get a breakaway there, that’s the last guy you wanted to see, and Tuukka [Rask] made a huge save on net and you could see a sigh of relief on the bench and sometimes you get those breaks and you go down the other end and you end up scoring a goal…

On how the players will respond to going back to back…
Well, you know, we got a game pushed up, and not only pushed up from 7 to 12:30, but you might as well play at 11:30 with the clocks going ahead, so again, just challenge after challenge and we’ve just got to face those things and get ourselves ready. It’s important right now that our guys get out of here, get a good meal in themselves and get some good rest to prepare for tomorrow because tomorrow’s game to me is just as important as today’s.

On whether the way they won today can give them a boost of energy for tomorrow…
Well, you hope so. Well, you hope so, but Detroit plays a fast-paced game and they can wear you down as well, so we’ve got to be especially focused on not shooting ourselves in the foot by not managing the puck well and we’ve got to make some smart plays tomorrow. We’ve got to play a smart game.

On Marchand’s consistency this season…
Yeah, I think he, you know Matt [Kalman], he said at the end of the year and I think we’ve mentioned it that he didn’t feel like he had trained properly, and he just felt like he was getting tired quickly, and then he trained a little differently this year and his stamina is a lot better than it was last year. It makes a big difference.

On Zdeno Chara getting his shot through and how he has adjusted to moving back to the point…
Well I think you just answered your question there. He’s adjusted pretty well. He’s getting his shots through and you know, again, sometimes it’s not always the big slap shot but just making sure that you get shots to the net. I know he works hard in practice. He goes out there early and takes a ton of shots all the time, and it’s nice to see him get rewarded for that.

On Dougie Hamilton having a very “tip-able” shot or whether that is luck…
Yeah, no it’s not luck. I think he, you know, he has his head up. He knows where he wants to shoot and he does a good job of that, and so again, when he took that shot I watched a replay and his head was up the whole time. He knew where he wanted to put it.

On whether he had any question about whether that group could finish the power play…
Well, we just felt that was the best group. You know, there’s 22 seconds, and Doug Jarvis and I, we just talked. We said we might as well stick with these guys here with 22 seconds left, and you know, again, I talk about Bergy [Patrice Bergeron] winning the draw and that’s what he did so it makes a big, big difference here because I don’t know if we could have had an as good of job faceoff man on as we did, and on the back end we felt we had, you know, with Dougie there, felt we had a good right hand shot to shoot that puck.

On whether he feels that they have turned a corner when they win a game in a dramatic fashion as they did today…
Well you hope so. I think that’s the thing that we’re talking about here. You know, I look back at the Vancouver game now. We lost 2-1, and we’re by far the better team. Against Calgary the other night, we, you know, we were the more dominant team and we should have come up there with two points and you feel you had a lot of chances you didn’t bury so we said eventually you hope that a little break will come your way and tonight it seemed like it did. Went off I think [Nick] Schultz’s foot and trickled in so hopefully it’s a sign of good things to come.

On whether Rask will be in net tomorrow…
Oh, I don’t know yet. I’ll have to sleep on it.

On attention to detail being part of Max Talbot’s game…
Yeah. Yeah, I liked him and, you know, I liked that fourth line tonight. They did a great job, you know, and those are three veteran players and they played with a lot of energy and, you know, Dan [Paille] was skating like we’re used to seeing him skating and getting physically involved, and Soupy [Gregory Campbell] was excited to be back, and Max just, I think he’s got… he’s got a great personality that I think is going to keep that line excited, and you know, again, playing with a lot of intensity, but he does. He’s got some experience. He’s a former captain back in the day, and he’s been a great leader, so I think he’s a guy that understands the game. He understands his role. He knows he’s not the 50 goal scorer but he’ll certainly go out there and he’ll create them. As you could see today, he creates chances and can have some of his opportunities as well.

On having Marchand off and on the power play all season and whether there is something he does do that would force him to keep Marchand there…
Well I think the biggest thing, Matt [Kalman], is if you look at his power play stats over the years he hasn’t produced much, so it’s a little, just ironic I guess when you look at a guy who’s probably one of your best goal scorers, but on the power play, and sometimes with the power play it’s about moving the puck quickly and he has a tendency to hang onto the puck sometimes, so maybe along the wall’s not a good place for him. But he’s always in the power play meetings. He’s always a guy that we can plug in there and in that case with the sixth attacker, having a guy in front, and I know he was in front when Dougie shot it, but his position was to be in the slot so he could get that quick release off.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD DAVID PASTRNAK
On how exciting it felt to win in that fashion…
Yeah you know it was an important game for us. The Flyers are right behind us. So we knew it was going to be a hard game, but we wanted a win and try to get the better of them.

On how it felt to play in a high-intensity game, much like a playoff game…
I mean it’s good experience. It was a good game. And there wasn’t a lot of opportunities, so we had to just keep going. Nice we got a goal in the last minute, and I think that gave us on the horse – I mean gave on the horse Marchy [Brad Marchand] and he scored. I think it was, I don’t know, I think we had more opportunities in the whole game total.

On how his line’s chemistry is coming…
Yeah with Spoons [Ryan Spooner], he’s a speedy forward so we’re trying to skate a lot and be good on the forecheck, pick up as many pucks as we can, and get some opportunities.

On how this win sets them up for tomorrow’s game…
It’s fine, you know, this game is over now and it’s good we got two points, but we have a game tomorrow and we have to get ready for tomorrow’s game.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD GREGORY CAMPBELL
On how he felt returning from injury…
Yeah, it felt good actually. I was pleasantly surprised at the way I felt, energy wise and the injury, so it was good.

On how the new line combination felt…
Yeah, I hope so. I think we had a pretty good game tonight. It was the first time we played together but we made some plays. Max [Talbot] is a veteran guy who is capable of making plays but is also responsible. I think it’s a good fit and I’m excited.

On the icing play in the third...
I thought it was closer to the line, but I gotta make sure there. It was the right call. Just that time of game, gotta make sure.

On how the win felt…
You talk about character, it’s a good character win. It’s a team we’re fighting with for position and the last couple games we’ve had quite a few chances so fortunately this time around, it was a game where things did pay off for us and we were able to really have some composure there late in the game. Those are the type of games we’re going to see now heading towards the playoffs.

On what makes playing two men down so hard…
Well, you can’t run around. You’re down two men and so you really have to hold your position. They did a pretty good job. They were compact. We were moving around and were able to get our shots in there. But it’s tough. Five-on-four is tough enough, but when you’re outnumbered by two guys, it’s a matter of numbers and you have to be really strong positionally.

On what a win like this means going into a tough stretch coming up…
Well, I mean you can see the energy in the building and that energy is the same energy we have on the bench and the same energy we have in the dressing room after the game. Any time you come from behind and it’s a good emotional win like that, that energy we can use going forward. We have a game less than 24 hours away so that’s something to build on, it’s a positive to build on. We played a pretty good game tonight and there’s been some pretty good games that have lasted awhile where sometimes we ended up on the wrong side. You keep working and things eventually pay off.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN TOREY KRUG
On the importance of today’s win...
I think it was a really important one for us, especially the way that it happened, too. We’re down but never out. They score a big goal with four minutes left and we responded very well. So it was nice to be on that side of things for a change.

On the mood on the bench after Philadelphia scored late in the third...
I didn’t see any guys, you know, put their heads down or anything. It was kind of just, hey keep plugging away and things are going to go our way and, you know, for once it did. It was a good feeling. Guys are excited, it was a good challenge for us, and wins like that are how teams grow and I think it was important.

On Dougie Hamilton putting shots on net that get tipped...
Well, yeah it is. He’s – first and foremost he’s just trying to find lanes to get the puck through to the net and then obviously if you have the time to make a good shot where a guy can tip it, you try to place it. But, he did a heck of a job finding a lane there at the end and Marchy [Brad Marchand] obviously went to the dirty area to score a goal. But it all starts with battling for the faceoff there.

On the urgency to win in overtime...
Oh yeah. We didn’t – we were playing to win the game. That was apparent with some of the plays that happened, they had a breakaway and a three-on-one, and sometimes that’s going to happen. Tuukks [Tuukka Rask] is the reason we won the game because he makes a big save in overtime and we go down the other way and we end up scoring. So, we were playing to win, and that’s the right mentality to have.

On the defensemen getting shots through to the net...
It’s a big emphasis on it when we practice. We work on it everyday, every pregame skate; we’re taking shots at the end of the practice. You know, it’s a skill, and we have a group of guys that work hard and take a lot of pride in that and want to help the team out offensively. So, Zee’s [Zdeno Chara] shot was a heck of a shot, and Dougie [Hamilton] getting his shot through – pucks find the back of the net when you’re just getting shots there. So, it’s nice.

On Brad Marchand’s approach and success this year...
Yeah, he’s a heck of a player. He might not – he shows up every night willing to work and that’s important for him, the way that he plays and the way that he competes and battles. He’s a hard player to play against and that’s a big compliment. It’s been nice having him on our side; I would never want to be on the other side of that.

On what Max Talbot has brought to the team so far...
He’s a hard worker, and energizer. He’s very versatile, he can do different things, and I think one thing I think that’s going to be really important for us is his personality in the locker room. The way that he is a leader and he brings certain things to the table and he can talk, you know, he’s a fun guy to be around. So, he’s going to be a big part of this team moving forward and we’re very excited to have him.

On if the team’s mental toughness has improved...
It is. I think the way that we bring the same game over the last little stretch here – we’re bringing the same game every night and that’s important for our team. We’ve had a chance to win a lot of hockey games recently and if we keep doing that then we’re going to win some more. It’s very important – I think tonight was a huge win for us for our confidence – and I think it’s very important and it’s going to energize us moving forward.

On the pressure of the game with the playoff standing implications...
We talked about it before the game, how it’s a four-point game. If they win then they jump two points closer and if we win we widen the gap by two more. So, it’s important for us. They score a goal with four minutes left and the group, the way that we approached it was we weren’t hanging our heads and we were down but not out. That’s something that’s important, especially for a team that’s trying to get in the playoffs. We’re going to face these situations again; it’s inevitable. Over the last however many games we have here, it’s going to happen again. So, we’re happy the way it turned out tonight and we’re going to use it as energy moving forward.

On the team’s urgency to win in overtime...
Yeah, and we know that. That’s the mentality that we’re bringing to the table right now, is these games are playoff games and it’s important for our team to do whatever it takes to win. Doesn’t matter how we do it, just do it, get the job done and that was a big one for us.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD BRAD MARCHAND
On lobbying to get more power play time now…
Yeah it was nice to be out there in that situation but our power play has been great lately so as long as we keep producing everything is good.

On the importance of winning this game…
Yeah I thought we had a pretty good game and it’s always nerve wracking when they go up by a goal with a few minutes left. But it shows the character that we have in this room to be able to bounce back and to be mentally tough in that situation. Again, we’re very happy with it and want to keep going.

On if winning in this fashion gives the team a boost of energy going forward…
Yeah definitely. We do have a very tough stretch coming up. 11 games in 18 days and a lot of tough teams. A lot of teams we’re battling with to get in the playoffs. Every night is going to be like a playoff game, tonight was especially. To win in the fashion that we did, it’s a big moral boost for the guys and we want to feed off that.

On how gutsy Coach Julien was to pull Rask in that situation…
It’s tough for them. We have two more guys and that’s huge for us. We got a lot of very talented guys on this team but all they have to do is shoot it down the ice and it will end up in the net. But with the amount of guys we have on the ice, they should never get a clean shot off. We should always be on top of them but definitely a great call and worked out for us.

On getting deflated after Philadelphia went ahead…
I think it was a bit of a quick letdown but with the leadership we have on our bench a lot of guys stepped up and were very vocal and I think it picked the guys emotions back up and we got guys fired up to go back and get it. It worked out.

On the lack of luck and tonight changing that around…
Yeah I don’t think that the bounces have necessarily been in our favor all year long but that’s not to say that we haven’t got a few bounces our way and tonight was definitely nice to get the bounce that we did on the goal. We just want to battle through and it’s going to make us better at the end of the day if we have to battle through the adversity all year. We’re not getting the bounces, we just got to know we have to create our own luck on our own bounces and come playoff time it’s going to definitely help our team.

On if you want to be relied upon to make those kind of plays…
Yeah I think everyone wants to be in that situation. It’s one I’ve always wanted to be in. I’ve always enjoyed the emotion of being out there in the last minute of a game or the last couple minutes down by a goal. I think a lot of guys tend to thrive in that situation and I prefer to be out there. I like that challenge and I think any guy in the NHL enjoys that. I think that’s why we’re here, we’re all very competitive. So I’m definitely happy they have the confidence to put me out there.

On Rask’s save on Voracek’s breakaway…
Yeah it was huge. [Jakub] Voracek is a phenomenal player, one of the top scorers in the league and for him to have a breakaway is always nerve wracking but having a guy like Tuukka [Rask] back there it’s nice. He’s made a lot of huge saves for us and we won that game with that save.

On your meaning of being ‘mentally tough’…
Yeah, you know, it’s crazy in this game how if you miss a breakaway or even a penalty shot, those things can get in your head and you have to realize that you have to let it go. If you feed off that you can start to force plays. Me and Bergy [Patrice Bergeron] and Smitty [Reilly Smith] have talked about it over the year. We found we were throwing pucks away for no reason, just because we weren’t confident enough to hold onto it until there was a play to be made. Now it just seems like we have the confidence where when there’s not a play we’ll make something, create something, hold onto it until someone is there to support us. That’s all mental toughness and in this game you got to be mentally tough and be able to battle through those things.

On changing your off-season program this year…
Yeah I did. I saw a sports psychiatrist a lot this summer and I just trained different a little bit. More working on my recovery and my cardio and stuff like that. I continued to do that throughout the season and it’s definitely paid off.

On Hamilton’s wrist shot being consistent this year…
Dougie [Hamilton] is really good at getting those shots through. He’s got a phenomenal shot when there’s guys in front of the net. He seems to put it in a spot where its tippable. Some guys aren’t great at that but Dougie just seems to know where to put it where guys can get a stick on it.

On if you ever kissed a guy’s visor before…
Oh did you see that there? Yeah I just said to him ‘I could kiss you right now’. His visor was in the way.

On if you have done that before…
Uh, I’m sure I have [laughter], I’ll try anything once.

On what Max Talbot brings to the team…
He’s a phenomenal player, he really fits in with this team really well. He brings so much energy to the table, he plays very physical and he makes a lot of really good plays. You saw on the winning goal there, the nice little sauce pass he made. He made a really nice play to Soupy [Greg Campbell] in first period where Soupy drew a penalty. He’s just, he brings a lot of great attributes that this team needs and like I said he fits in well.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMEN ZDENO CHARA
On if he was impressed on the resiliency the team showed today...
Well I wasn’t surprise but, very like you said, very impressive. I thought that everybody had that killing instinct going into that six on four. You know the guys did a great job keeping the puck, maintaining the puck, making plays, putting a lot of pressure on them. We made a good play you know, shot from the point, deflection and we tied the game so it was a great job by everybody.

On what the mood was like on the bench when they scored the tying goal...
Well I think that we all believed that we would get it done and you we were obviously happy about it but, you know going into the overtime again we just carry over that momentum. Again, we were just waiting for that extra point.

On if he was surprised that they decided to go six-on-four...
No, well I wasn’t surprise I mean it’s the way I am you have to make that decision with the face off being in their zone and them being down a man. You know you have Patrice [Bergeron] at the face off so, I mean everything was telling you to do that, it was pretty obvious. You know it’s a lot of time left and a long two minutes but like I said you know it was probably longer from them than for us.

On how he feel on his shot and being able to points on the power play...
Yeah I like it, it was something I use to play before. You know sometimes it’s just a wrist shot that finds a way to get in. You know it’s nice to see we switched it up a little, we mix up the units and it’s working right now.

On if he felt like this was a great challenge from Philadelphia, and being able to build off it...
Yeah I mean every team is going to give us a big challenge, a big game. I mean like I said before the game, it doesn’t matter who we play, every team we are going to play for the rest of the season is going to give us their best fight and we have to play the same way. We have teams that are either really close behind us or teams right ahead of us that will be fighting for better positions or every point basically. So it’s a play off mode, playoff hockey.

On what Max Talbot has so far brought to the team...
Well for a player like Max [Talbot] it’s pretty obvious he brings a lot of energy. No matter where he plays or with whoever he plays, he brings that same style. He’s the player that always battles hard for pucks, he grinds the plays out, he’s sacrificing his body. You know those kind of players are always making those adjustments fairly, you know I think pretty easily, because they do that every night, every shift so those kind of players you really appreciate.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD MAXIME TALBOT
On the how it felt to tie it up and come out with a win…
It’s nice to come back from behind. And I think we did it last game as well – we tied the game in the third, and tonight we showed a lot of character to tie this game, because we were obviously frustrated when they got the lead with like five minutes left. So it showed a lot of character. And going to overtime to get that win and that important second point is huge for us. But like you said, Marchy [Brad Marchand] had a – he showed character, you know, he wanted the puck he wanted to be the guy, and I think tonight he showed it. After he scored he even kissed me in the visor. So you know it’s nice to be by his side right now.

On how quickly his line came together and found chemistry…
Yeah it came up quick. You know we’re three players I think that play the same type of game, which is north and simple and we work very hard, and I think the three of us are sound defensively as well. So we had a couple looks out there. I think we played most of the game in the offensive zone. It’s our first game and I think the chemistry can only get better from here.

On how he’s feeling about being in Boston and being a Bruin…
It’s been great since I got the phone call from Mr. [Peter] Chiarelli, and the guys have just been so welcoming and so nice to me. I feel like I’ve known a couple of these guys. And on the ice as well, it’s been good, it’s been simple. The guys have made it easy for me. It’s going to be a good fit.

On whether he spoke with Jarome Iginla about coming to Boston…
Yeah well I talked to him at the start of the year. I was asking him about how it was in Boston, and he shot me a text when I got traded as well.

On what Iginla told him…
Oh he said it’s a great spot, great hockey spot, good team and he only had good things to say about the city and the team.

On the momentum they got from the tying goal and how it felt to come out with a win…
Well Marchy [Brad Marchand] showed a lot of character, and I think as a team we did also to get the tying goal. In overtime Claude [Julien] sent me on the ice with Bergy [Patrice Bergeron] and Marchy [Brad Marchand], and Marchy just supported me very well, and he made a great play on the goal. So that’s an important two points for us at this point in the season. So we’re very glad and hopefully it can show tomorrow as well.

On his 4-on-4 shift in overtime and whether that was a whole shift…
It was a whole shift with Bergy [Patrice Bergeron] and Marchy [Brad Marchand].

On getting the chance to play in those situations…
Yeah you know it’s great they’re showing confidence in me, and tonight it worked out. So it obviously feels really good to be on the ice for an overtime goal and get a point.

On his line giving up the second goal, but then being back out there to get the power play goal…
It was huge. Piesy [Daniel Paille] moved his feet very well. And you know like you said we were on the ice for the second goal, so it was nice to be right back out there and create that penalty. So it was good, we good a big one off the power play.

On whether, from his experience, he thinks a win like this can save a team’s season or propel it to bigger and better things…
Yeah well I wouldn’t say save a team’s season, because I think we had points in seven of our last nine games, but it can certainly give confidence to a team. The last two games we came back in the third period – we were down a goal and we came back, and guys showed a lot of character. And tonight was just a big win for our confidence and for this team’s chemistry. Looking forward to having some more of these wins, and it definitely feels good.

On why it’s so tough to kill a six-on-four…
It’s tough to kill. And I think the guys played it perfectly where they moved the puck around for a certain period of time before shooting the puck. And the goal came off a faceoff – a faceoff shot, and you put traffic on net and you’ve got a lot more guys battling in front of the net for creating a goal. So it was a clutch moment, and guys showed up big time.

On how he would describe his transition to Boston…
It’s been great. I think since I got the call it’s been guys have been welcoming me in a very nice way and everybody has been very nice to me. And that’s off the ice, it’s been great. And on the ice I think so too. I’ve got points in the two games, and the chemistry – you know you build chemistry and you learn playing with your teammates. But it’s certainly been a very nice experience for me and I’m looking forward to more victories and more success.

On whether it’s nice to have the TD Garden fans on his side…
Yeah for sure. It’s nice to have the Boston fans. And even on social media and stuff. I’ve been feeling the love, and the guys have been very nice. So it’s been a good transition and I’m very happy to be here.

BOSTON BRUINS GOALTENDER TUUKKA RASK
On if he thought the game had a playoff feel…
Yeah, it was a great battle out there. Not a lot of room. You know, it’s just one of those games where chances are tough to come by and when they come, they’re pretty dangerous.

On Voracek’s breakaway in overtime…
Yeah, well, I don’t know what happened before. It was a pretty clear breakaway so I had time to adjust and get his speed. Took a shot, it was a good shot, hit my stick and luckily it went on the other side of the post this time. Hit my stick and seen that go in a couple times too.

On if he’s happy the team avoided a shootout...
We definitely looked like we didn’t want a shootout the way we were playing in overtime, which I like. I’d rather go for it then wait for a shootout. Great comeback though. It was a tough break for me there letting in that second goal in that late. We battled back and got the win. Both teams played good and either team could’ve won the game, but I’m glad we came out on top.

On if this win will give the team a bounce in energy…
I think so. It should. It felt like we’ve seen that before with the energy in the building, energy in the team, and our push. It was great to see and I think we played a really good game today. Didn’t give them much and we had a lot of energy and it was great to see that we got rewarded and hopefully it can feed our confidence.

On if he can handle playing again less than 19 hours from now…
Yeah, I mean we’ll see what happens tomorrow, but I’m always ready to play. It’s not like it was a full period of overtime.

On if he thought the second goal was tipped…
I didn’t think so. I saw the guy hit the puck and he just shot a floater. I picked it up late and I guess my blocker was an inch too far back. I thought I had it but obviously didn’t. They gave it to the forward, but I could say that it was tipped and it wasn’t my fault but I think it was totally my fault.

On if the team’s reaction after the tying and winning goal feels vindictive for the team…
Yeah, for sure. We haven’t done this type of comeback too often this year and you know, I think we’ve known to do that in the past. It was great. We had that powerplay there and created chances, just couldn’t bury it and with less than 20 seconds left, we stuck with it. Got the puck to the net and great tip by Marshy [Brad Marchand] to get the goal. Then overtime both teams had chances but we came out on top. 

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS GOALTENDER STEVE MASON
On if we would describe this loss tonight as “crushing” for his team…
Yeah you’re 15 seconds away from pulling it out. They found a way to win it and we found a way to lose it.

On how his team attempted to re-group during the break between the end of regulation and the start of overtime…
We just hit the reset button and we had two opportunities to be able to win in overtime and unfortunately we couldn’t.

On what he saw on his teams turnover in overtime that resulted in the loss…
Happened pretty quickly. Marchand [Brad Marchand] dragged it across the middle, not sure if it was sliding, it hit up off our guy, up and over me. It’s an unfortunate bounce. Like I said they found a way to win and we found a way to lose the two points here and that hurts.

On what he is feeling right now following the loss emotion wise…
Pretty disappointed that we couldn’t pull it out.

On if he believed his team played they’re style of hockey through the complete sixty minutes of regulation time…
Yeah I think parts of it could still be better. We just gotta find ways to close these games out. We had an opportunity to come within two points and we let is slide away. You can’t do that.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS FORWARD SEAN COUTURIER
On the final goal of the game...
What do you want me to say? Bad turnover.

On the Bruins tying goal in regulation...
Yeah, I mean, 15 seconds, we’re down a man. We know that’s a lot of time for them to get a goal, but we were confidant that we would kill that penalty and win the game. But we had to refocus and think about the overtime after that.

On the pressure of this game in relation to playoff standings...
Definitely. They’re four points ahead of us, and it was a huge game for the standings and the race. I mean, it’s still not over. We got a point and it’s a tough loss, but we’ve got to refocus for tomorrow and try to win tomorrow.

On if he’s beating himself up about turning the puck over...
No, I mean, right now it’s 15 minutes after the game so I’m still thinking about it. But I’m going to have to find a way before tomorrow night’s game to just refocus and think about what I can do to help the team tomorrow to win.

On his feelings about…
Yeah, right now it’s tough, but obviously I’ll be ready tomorrow. It’s another day, another game. I have to refocus, still a lot of hockey left. It’s not over; we’re not going to quit right now.

PHILADELPHIA FLYER FORWARD JAKUB VORACEK
On if he wished he could have played that breakaway chance in overtime again…
Nope. I mean what am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to cry about it right now? You can’t just stop. Gotta finish the game. Things happen.

On how he felt after letting two points slip away from his team…
I mean it would’ve made a three-point difference if you think about it. If we had won 2-1 it would’ve been two points away from them and now we are five am I right? It’s now a three-point game. Honestly it’s a tough pill to swallow but we played our game it’s not an easy building to play in. Like I said it’s a tough pill to swallow but we gotta move on.

On how his team re-groups from this loss so quickly with New Jersey tomorrow and knowing they don’t play Boston again for the rest of the regular season…
Yeah just don’t read Twitter.

On if it felt like a playoff game today…
Yeah it was a man’s game today. I think they played good, we played good, goalies played well. It was a very physical game out there. I think we played well in the third period but like I said just give them credit on finding ways to win those kind of games. That’s why were out five points and not two we just gotta find a way.

On his coach’s comments after the game about the season not being over and if him and his teammates felt the same way after this crucial loss standings wise…
We were thirteen points away about a month ago. Don’t even ask me. Don’t even tell me that we were five points away, I wouldn’t believe you. That’s not the way we think that’s the way you guys think. You guys haven’t believed in us since day one. We know what we have in our locker room.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS FORWARD CHRIS VANDEVELDE
On if this was a “crushing” loss for the team...
Yeah, I mean, that’s exactly what it was. I mean, I thought we did a good job killing it down to 20 seconds there. You know, they just got a faceoff and then they just got a shot through and it went in. So, it’s crushing. Obviously we worked hard that whole game, but little things hurt us.

On his goal in the third period...
Well it was a huge goal, obviously. [Luke] Schenn did a great job on the wall and got it back to [Nick] Schultz, and I was just in front and I think it deflected off me. So, a big goal, but it doesn’t matter anymore I guess.

On how the team regroups from this loss...
Yeah, it’s a tough defeat. But there’s still time, I mean there’s games, but it’s getting down there. So, we’ve got to start winning games and doing the right things and holding on to wins.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS HEAD COACH CRAIG BERUBE
On if this loss was “crushing”...
Crushing? Well, we’re winning 2-1, get that kill and we win the game. It hurts, but crushing? I don’t know about that. I mean, we’ve got to go play [New] Jersey tomorrow, so I’m done with this game. We got a point, should have had two but it didn’t happen. So, got to go to Jersey and get two points there.

On the message to his team after regulation time...
Well, the bench was good. Talked about getting the extra point, and four-on-four hockey. That’s about it.

On the faceoff loss in overtime that cost them the game...
Faceoff loss and the D’s got to box the guy out. I’ve got to look at the tape, but I don’t think we can let [Brad] Marchand go to the front of the net and just stand there like that. We’ve got to try to box him out and let our goalie see the puck.

On if the “season is over” with this loss...
Well the season’s not over, is it? I mean, I don’t know why anybody would think that.

On the team getting behind in playoff standings...
Well, you guys should write that tomorrow, that the season’s over. I mean, that’s okay.

On if it’s a tough loss to come back from...
Well it’s been tough for a while. You know, it’s continually going to be tough. Like I said, I’m done with this game. I’ve moved on already.

BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN PREGAME PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11:50 A.M.
On whether Gregory Campbell is in the lineup today…
Yes, he is.

On how they prepare to face the Flyers power play…
Well I think we looked at that pretty closely, and the last time we played them I thought we did a good job against them in Philadelphia. So you know we maybe need to get a little bit more assertive in certain areas where I think we’ve been a little passive again and giving teams too much space and too much time to make plays. So hopefully the adjustments today will be good ones and we’ll have better success with our penalty kill.

On this being a crucial game for Philadelphia and how that shapes his message to the team…
Well it shapes it the same way that it should shape it for us. There’s no doubt this is probably their biggest game of the year, especially if they want to get back into the race here. And it should be just as big for us to want to push them back. So I think the message is going to be pretty clear for both teams with the same idea of one wanting to push the other one back and the other one trying to catch up.

On how in the past few years they haven’t had to fight as hard for a playoff spot, and how it changes things this season…
Well we didn’t, I mean if you go back to my first year we fought right until the end there to make the playoffs. So I’ve been through that before with a lot of these guys. You know the thing is not to stress yourself out over it. I think it’s more important – you heard me say that, you know we need to focus on how we have to play and how well we have to play versus who we’re playing and you know what’s going to happen here or there. You have to focus on the moment, which is today’s game is the biggest thing. And we’ll worry about Detroit tomorrow. You know and we shouldn’t be thinking about that or thinking who’s going to be tired who’s not. You’ve got to win this game today, and I think if you just take it one step at a time – and from my end, I’ve really got to focus on you know making sure I keep my team as fresh as possible going through this month. Because we know those 11 games in 18 days are going to be a real tough struggle, and somehow we’ve got to try to make it look like it’s not as hard as what it’s going to be. So giving some rest and making sure the better we play the more I can utilize my whole bench and it’s to the advantage of everyone.

On how despite the pressure these are also exciting games…
Yeah it is. You know, and it’s helped other teams in the past and even prepare for the playoffs. Teams that have made it through that stretch have come into the playoffs playing some pretty good hockey. But for us, I mentioned that today to the guys, that we should be excited about this, not stressed not worried. These are great games to play in, and good players enjoy playing those kind of games. As an athlete if you’re a real competitive athlete, you want to have games that have meaning versus games they say ‘it doesn’t matter whether we win or lose we’ve got our spot,’ and those things sometimes can play against you. So I like the fact that there’s some meaning behind those games, and it not only excites the players but it excites the fans and everybody watching these games.

On which forward he’s taking out in place of Gregory Campbell…
Brian Ferlin is going to be a scratch today.

On using Maxime Talbot on the penalty kill and how much he’s had to teach him about the Bruins system…
Yeah we spent some time - the day before and the day of – we spent time explaining how our penalty kill is. He’s a good penalty killer, he’s been doing that for a long time. So you know, that’s just another guy that can help us in that area.
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