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BOSTON BRUINS POSTGAME QUOTES

BOSTON BRUINS VS. NEW YORK RANGERS
Friday, November 29, 2013

BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE AT 4:00 P.M.
On taking the lead and then surrendering it and how they eventually went ahead for good…
I thought we were playing pretty well throughout the whole game. After two periods I was pretty happy with our game. And so they scored a couple of goals, maybe a mistake here or there, but that didn’t penalize the way that the first period was. So I just told our guys to keep doing what they were doing; I thought we were playing with lots of energy. I thought we had lots of chances. Either he made a great save or it was a missed opportunity but we were creating them and we just had to stick with it. I thought we did a great job of managing the puck in the offensive zone and kept them in there for quite a while and we weren’t in and out. So a lot of offensive zone time, I thought that was important for us too.

On what he saw from Zdeno Chara…
Well I think our whole team played with more emotion obviously when you look at the last game we played and you look at this game. So I think, again, it’s the personality of our team; you get beat the way you did last game, you want to come back and certainly buy yourselves back. I thought today we just played a good solid game all around; lots of physical play, lots of emotion and scoring chances, we had lots of them. We hit some posts and everything else but I think today I can honestly say I felt like it was a good game but we were the better team and that’s what I wanted our team to be.

On what has gone into playing better against Henrik Lundqvist…
Well I don’t know, it’s not a ton of things. I think we got some traffic in front of him. He still played well. He made some big saves and definitely kept them in the game for a long, long time there. But we had some missed opportunities; puck trickled through him, come out the other side and we couldn’t put it in, Zdeno [Chara] hits the post. So I just felt we missed a lot of opportunities early in the game to maybe take a bigger lead and then they came back and scored those two goals. But it was about composure and sticking with it and then in the third period we found a couple ways to get pucks behind him.

On playing a heavy game and how it helps the team and what it takes to play that style of hockey…
Well it did and both things, you’re right. We did play a heavy game because they play a heavy game too. They played a pretty good game, this is a good road game for a team like that because we had to play a real solid game to win this one. But at the same time, we play a certain way that it’s hard to play 82 games that way and it’s demanding so you try and get players that are willing to try and play those kind of games every night and that’s what we feel we have; but it doesn’t always happen. So the thing I like is the character that a guy shows. It’s about finding ways to win and bouncing back and that last game didn’t sit well with us and instead of getting upset, we were going to get determined. So we came in yesterday, had a good practice and were ready to play today.

On Adam McQuaid being back and the effect he has on the team…
To be honest with you I thought [Kevan] Miller played well. Miller was very similar to what Adam [McQuaid] does, but Adam’s got the experience and he’s obviously got the size and the reputation of being a tough defenseman. But him and [Dennis] Seidenberg today kind of gave us the opportunity to kind of get our pairs back together where they’re a little bit more comfortable. And I think it’s not just Adam but also Seidenberg being in there kind of stabilized that part of it a little bit more.

On Brad Marchand and if he’s skating better recently…
Yeah, well our whole team did. Brad [Marchand] was good today; he was part of the group of guys that played well today. I thought he played some pretty good games in spurts here and there but today was definitely one of those games where I thought he was solid.

On Chara being more offensively minded and the dimensions it adds to the team…
Well I mean, every year we try and improve our team. You don’t just stay put and even in regards to me, some things the way we play right now is not the exact same way we played six years ago or seven years ago. You try and evolve and then you get certain players in your lineup that add to that dimension. And we’ve talked about that – you know, [Torey] Krug – we hadn’t had a player like that in a long time. So we’ve asked our D’s to support the attack a little bit more this year. So you can do that as long as you feel you’ve got the team and you’ve got the trust that the players you have will be capable of doing that. And that’s all it is right now, it’s just a product of that.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD PATRICE BERGERON
On coming back from Wednesday night’s game…
Before that I thought we had some pretty good games and today it was clicking even more I thought.  We were moving our feet and creating some chances and when you do that it’s going to, at some point, go in.

On Brad Marchand’s game performance today…
Well I think lately he’s picked it up with the way that he moves his feet and I think when he does that he creates a lot of chances for our line but also for himself, and I think he backs the defensemen up a bit which gives him more room.  He was really good for us and gave us a lot of chances by his vision but also by his skating.

On coming back from losing the lead…
Just by going back to playing our game; we thought that we had a good start with that first goal and obviously a tough ending to that first period but we got back in the second, we stuck with it, and even though we didn’t get the goal, in the third we really picked it up even more and we took it to them.  When you do that, and you’re good on the fore check you’re going to create some turnovers and create some opportunities for yourself and your teammates, and I think we’ve done that.

On picking up the physical play after the first period…
It makes a difference.  I think it’s part of our game and it gets guys going also, it sends a message to your teammates that you’re ready to play but also it opens things up and creates space.  Sometimes it creates turnovers as well which is part of our game on the fore check as well, so it’s important to keep that going.

On if it’s a different spark when Captain Zdeno Chara drops the gloves…
Yeah for sure.  Like we’ve often said, he’s obviously our leader and we feed off of him and when you see that fire like he had you want to step your game up and do the same.  There’s obviously no better leader, no better defenseman in my mind so it was great to see him going like that.

On if there would be “pure fear” if he was on the receiving end of Zdeno Chara dropping the gloves…
I would duck for sure.  Obviously I’m pretty happy he’s on my side.  Every game he goes to war, and like I said, he’s our leader and you feed off a guy like him.

On how important it was to step up their game after the other night.
We just had to bounce and go back to playing our game.  I think yesterday’s practice was exactly what we needed to get back to basics I guess, and just moving our feet, playing hard, and I thought we did that today.  Yes we gave up the lead but we stayed with it, we kept playing hard, and in the third I thought we really took it to them and found a way to win.

On Zdeno Chara playing offensively…
Yeah he’s been dangling and making some great plays I think.  He’s always been creating some plays obviously, but really jumping on the rush and beating off wingers coming at him just by head fakes and what not.  I think he’s been playing great.

On how Zdeno Chara’s offensive play changes how the other team approaches him…
I think you’re obviously a little bit more on your heels if you’re going at him, you don’t know if he’s going to shoot all the time so that obviously makes you guess a little bit.

On his goal…
I’ll take that bounce.  It’s one of those that seemed like I haven’t gotten in a while, so I’ll take a bounce like that.  But like I said, it’s a team game, we all need to help out in any way we can and I’m trying to play on both sides of the rink and obviously the offensive part of my game has got to be there too.

On if he’s said anything to Brad Marchand about struggling at times this season…
No I really think that he’s picked up his game a lot in the past – obviously everyone in the last game was something that we just can’t really talk about, but obviously before that, I thought, six, seven games before that I thought he was playing really well and improving, moving his feet, and every time he does that he creates a lot of chances for himself but also for us as his linemates.  I think he’s been playing pretty well actually. 

On going up against and defeating Henrik Lundqvist…
Every time you play a guy like him you’ve got to put the puck on it I guess and move some traffic and I think we’ve done that, we’ve learned from that.  It’s always some tight games, he’s always going to make the big saves and you’ve got to stick with it.  I think you’re always expecting the one goal difference when you’re playing them so hopefully it’s on your side, so you’ve got to really push the pace and have some traffic, because he’s going to make that first save. 
 
On last spring giving the Bruins more confidence going into games against Henrik Lundqvist…
I don’t know. I’d say that the more you play and you see tendencies and what not but that being said I think he’s a obviously a great goaltender he’s proven himself throughout his career. Every time you shoot on him or whatever you’re doing bring your best because he’s really going to make those big saves.

On finally scoring…
Yeah it’s great to get a bounce. I feel like it’s been a while since I got a nice bounce like that. I’ll definitely take but it’s just good I can look forward to tomorrow’s game now. Obviously I’m always trying to bring my best and help out anyway I can on the ice so I know the offensive part of my game is part of it too so, I’ve got to help out in both ways.

On the burden of being a leader after that loss to Detroit…
Yeah I think it’s important to step up and also let everyone know that we all need to do that. You can’t just turn the page, you’ve got to learn from it and realize that we got embarrassed and if we don’t play and work the way that we should work we’re not going to get the result. We’re not the type of team that can play like that so we’ve got to be going every night and I think today was an important game to be back at it.
 
On having a good first period and then falling behind…
I think the guys stay poised on the bench and also Claude [Julien] just telling us to go back to playing the way that we were I guess in that first seven minutes or eight minutes that we were going and making great plays and I think we all stayed with it and stayed calm and we told ourselves that we needed to go back and keep putting pressure because the game was definitely not over. We thought that we had some great looks and great chances.
 
On anything talked about before the third period…
No just we thought that we had some good looks that we had to put more traffic in front of [Henrik] Lundqvist but also taking care of the blue lines on both sides. I thought that we made a couple easy turnovers.  I thought they were coming back after us with speed and every time we do that we put ourselves in trouble so, we got away from that. I thought we moved our legs and we put the puck deep and went after them and every time we do that it seems like we’re having success.
 
On fighting for lose pucks in the third period…
Yeah I thought like I said the first—before their first goal I thought we had the best of the play and the second was kind of half and half but we had to really step up. I think we really did that in the third and like I said we took care of the lines and we put the puck deep and we got the puck back by moving our feet and bringing some hard pressure.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD PATRICE BERGERON
On coming back from Wednesday night’s game…
Before that I thought we had some pretty good games and today it was clicking even more I thought.  We were moving our feet and creating some chances and when you do that it’s going to, at some point, go in.

On Brad Marchand’s game performance today…
Well I think lately he’s picked it up with the way that he moves his feet and I think when he does that he creates a lot of chances for our line but also for himself, and I think he backs the defensemen up a bit which gives him more room.  He was really good for us and gave us a lot of chances by his vision but also by his skating.

On coming back from losing the lead…
Just by going back to playing our game; we thought that we had a good start with that first goal and obviously a tough ending to that first period but we got back in the second, we stuck with it, and even though we didn’t get the goal, in the third we really picked it up even more and we took it to them.  When you do that, and you’re good on the fore check you’re going to create some turnovers and create some opportunities for yourself and your teammates, and I think we’ve done that.

On picking up the physical play after the first period…
It makes a difference.  I think it’s part of our game and it gets guys going also, it sends a message to your teammates that you’re ready to play but also it opens things up and creates space.  Sometimes it creates turnovers as well which is part of our game on the fore check as well, so it’s important to keep that going.

On if it’s a different spark when Captain Zdeno Chara drops the gloves…
Yeah for sure.  Like we’ve often said, he’s obviously our leader and we feed off of him and when you see that fire like he had you want to step your game up and do the same.  There’s obviously no better leader, no better defenseman in my mind so it was great to see him going like that.

On if there would be “pure fear” if he was on the receiving end of Zdeno Chara dropping the gloves…
I would duck for sure.  Obviously I’m pretty happy he’s on my side.  Every game he goes to war, and like I said, he’s our leader and you feed off a guy like him.

On how important it was to step up their game after the other night.
We just had to bounce and go back to playing our game.  I think yesterday’s practice was exactly what we needed to get back to basics I guess, and just moving our feet, playing hard, and I thought we did that today.  Yes we gave up the lead but we stayed with it, we kept playing hard, and in the third I thought we really took it to them and found a way to win.

On Zdeno Chara playing offensively…
Yeah he’s been dangling and making some great plays I think.  He’s always been creating some plays obviously, but really jumping on the rush and beating off wingers coming at him just by head fakes and what not.  I think he’s been playing great.

On how Zdeno Chara’s offensive play changes how the other team approaches him…
I think you’re obviously a little bit more on your heels if you’re going at him, you don’t know if he’s going to shoot all the time so that obviously makes you guess a little bit.

On his goal…
I’ll take that bounce.  It’s one of those that seemed like I haven’t gotten in a while, so I’ll take a bounce like that.  But like I said, it’s a team game, we all need to help out in any way we can and I’m trying to play on both sides of the rink and obviously the offensive part of my game has got to be there too.

On if he’s said anything to Brad Marchand about struggling at times this season…
No I really think that he’s picked up his game a lot in the past – obviously everyone in the last game was something that we just can’t really talk about, but obviously before that, I thought, six, seven games before that I thought he was playing really well and improving, moving his feet, and every time he does that he creates a lot of chances for himself but also for us as his linemates.  I think he’s been playing pretty well actually. 

On going up against and defeating Henrik Lundqvist…
Every time you play a guy like him you’ve got to put the puck on it I guess and move some traffic and I think we’ve done that, we’ve learned from that.  It’s always some tight games, he’s always going to make the big saves and you’ve got to stick with it.  I think you’re always expecting the one goal difference when you’re playing them so hopefully it’s on your side, so you’ve got to really push the pace and have some traffic, because he’s going to make that first save. 
 
On last spring giving the Bruins more confidence going into games against Henrik Lundqvist…
I don’t know. I’d say that the more you play and you see tendencies and what not but that being said I think he’s a obviously a great goaltender he’s proven himself throughout his career. Every time you shoot on him or whatever you’re doing bring your best because he’s really going to make those big saves.

On finally scoring…
Yeah it’s great to get a bounce. I feel like it’s been a while since I got a nice bounce like that. I’ll definitely take but it’s just good I can look forward to tomorrow’s game now. Obviously I’m always trying to bring my best and help out anyway I can on the ice so I know the offensive part of my game is part of it too so, I’ve got to help out in both ways.

On the burden of being a leader after that loss to Detroit…
Yeah I think it’s important to step up and also let everyone know that we all need to do that. You can’t just turn the page, you’ve got to learn from it and realize that we got embarrassed and if we don’t play and work the way that we should work we’re not going to get the result. We’re not the type of team that can play like that so we’ve got to be going every night and I think today was an important game to be back at it.
 
On having a good first period and then falling behind…
I think the guys stay poised on the bench and also Claude [Julien] just telling us to go back to playing the way that we were I guess in that first seven minutes or eight minutes that we were going and making great plays and I think we all stayed with it and stayed calm and we told ourselves that we needed to go back and keep putting pressure because the game was definitely not over. We thought that we had some great looks and great chances.
 
On anything talked about before the third period…
No just we thought that we had some good looks that we had to put more traffic in front of [Henrik] Lundqvist but also taking care of the blue lines on both sides. I thought that we made a couple easy turnovers.  I thought they were coming back after us with speed and every time we do that we put ourselves in trouble so, we got away from that. I thought we moved our legs and we put the puck deep and went after them and every time we do that it seems like we’re having success.
 
On fighting for lose pucks in the third period…
Yeah I thought like I said the first—before their first goal I thought we had the best of the play and the second was kind of half and half but we had to really step up. I think we really did that in the third and like I said we took care of the lines and we put the puck deep and we got the puck back by moving our feet and bringing some hard pressure.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN DENNIS SEIDENBERG
On how good it is that Chara stepped up this game…
He’s out leader like you always say. He’s a guy that brings emotion if it’s lacking into the game. That’s what he did tonight. He had a great pass on the first goal, a great fight and the last goal so he kind of, basically won the game for us. And that’s what you want out of a leader and that’s what he’s been doing for I don’t know how many years.

On if people forget about how well rounded Chara’s game is…
I don’t know if people forget but he makes everything look so easy I would say. He is just so dominant and again, it’s nice to have.

On how it felt to come back…
It felt good. It was nice to be back on the ice playing with the guys. The best thing that is we got a win.

On if there was any hesitation for him coming back…
No, no, not at all. That’s why I skated the last few days, to make sure that I was fine to play, and that was the case.

On this not being a game to ease himself in to…
No, not at all. Because they’re a big team, they like to grind it out in our zone. They're strong and they're hard to play against because they are physical. They are on top of you and you can't really hesitate too much.

On this being a big game for the Bruins…
Yeah, everybody had a bad game Wednesday. I couldn’t play or help but that’s what happens in a long season but the most important thing for us is how we came back and got the win.

On if he felt fortunate that they were only up 2-1…
No, not at all. I thought we should have been on top, we played a strong game in the first. We just gave up two goals that could have been prevented. We have to look at the way we came back and won the game and that’s what we’re going to think of, not what happened in the first.

On if the ice felt more tilted in the Bruins favor compared to the last time they played the Rangers…
I would say so. At their rink, their arena, it was –they put a lot of pressure on our net and Tuukka [Rask] bailed us out in New York.  But tonight I think we came out strong, had good puck movement for the most part and at the end game back from a 2-1 deficit.

On if they were aware the Rangers hadn’t lost in regulation after leading 2-1 in 101 games…
No, we don’t look at those stats, it’s your job to look that up. So we didn’t look at that at all. We just told ourselves to keep playing our game. The only difference—the only thing we had to do different was putting the puck in the net and that’s what we did.

On getting back on the ice…
It’s good to be back. It’s nice to feel healthy and be able to skate instead of watching.

On if he felt rusty at all…
I don’t think so. I mean I felt pretty confident out there, pretty solid and that’s what you want. You want to make sure before you come back that you are 100% and that was the case.

On how nice it was to see the Captain lead the way…
Very nice. He’s been doing that for a long time. He’s the guy that puts the emotion back in the game when it’s lacking and that’s what he did tonight. He made a great pass at the beginning of the game, had a good fight and then had a nice goal. That’s all we can ask for from a leader and we are all glad to have him.

On how much fear he would have if he had to fight Chara…
I mean, I wouldn’t do it, that’s all I can say. He’s just too big and his arms are too long and that wouldn’t make sense.

On McQuaid standing up for Krug and the whole team bringing physical play to the game…
You're right, you always want to play with a lot of emotion. In an 82 game season that’s not always the case but you always try to have it. Tonight Zee [Zdeno Chara] brought it to the table and helped us jump on board and just keep playing strong.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN ZDENO CHARA
On the way they played…
Obviously, they came back and scored two goals and we were behind. But as far as sticking to the game plan and playing hard – we had a lot of energy and a lot of emotions. I though for the most part we were playing the way we want to continue to play. It was a good job by everybody. Tuukka [Rask] made some good saves, the guys made some good plays, we played well.

On how much they talked about Wednesday’s game before this game…
Yeah, we all felt really bad about that game. It was just one of those nights where we didn’t execute anything and nothing was really happening for us. Detroit played really well and they deserved to win that game. But those kind of games do happen and it’s just the way you have to bounce back and regroup from nights like that. I thought today, like I said, we did a pretty good job.

On his goal…
Yeah, I saw the opening and David [Krejci] recognized the situation, made a good play and I put the puck on net as quick and hard as I could and it went in. So it was a good job out of everybody.

The fight where he stood up for Krejci…
Yeah that’s part of the game I guess. Sometimes scrums involve a lot of heated moments or emotions. You have to protect your best players in that situation. The situation just happened, Brian [Boyle] is really strong and tough customer and it was just something that we just kind of reacted on.

On if he had many Gordy Howe hat tricks in his career…
I'm not sure, this just happened to be one.

BOSTON BRUINS GOALTENDER TUUKKA RASK
On how the Bruins came back after the game against Detroit…
I thought we played probably one of the best games of the year today. We won after a pretty embarassing loss there and we played good. It was pretty even at times but we never broke down and gave them a lot of chances.

On this game showing how Zdeno Chara is as a captain…
Yeah for sure. When he’s on top of his game he’s good everywhere on the ice and today was a great example of what he’s capable of doing and then fighting for his teammates when you have to and he—I’m really happy for him for that game of play.

On what this game says about the Boston Bruins leadership…
Yeah we’ve been through a lot and we’ve had those losses before and you don’t want to let any bad habits creep in your game. You just got to realize it was a bad game from everybody. We lost it and then you just move on and do the right things next game and today it was really just we kept it simple and did the right things and at the end of the day the Rangers didn’t really have a chance.

On Claude Julien’s message yesterday after practice…
We all realized that we played really bad so, he didn’t come in and yell at us. Obviously he knows us well and we had the same kind of games in past years and you just want to make sure that you recognize the situation you’re in. We realized we were in first place and so that’s positive. We just played a bad game and come off the next day and want to bounce back and really that’s the whole thing we did today. We kept things simple and shot pucks to the net and it paid off.

On Henrik Lundqvist as a goalie…
Yeah it’s always tough to score on him and he does a great job there and then they play a really good defense. So, it’s not easy to get those goals by them and last game we just—we don’t want to over do things when we play these kind of games you just want to throw pucks in the net and get rebounds and tips and today we could have had more goals then that. We come close to stuff like that. So, really just try to keep things simple against teams like this and shoot pucks at the net and hope for the best.

On the two goals the Rangers scored on him…
Yeah for sure but I felt like today we played good enough to get more goals than one. You get scored on twice in the first period, it’s never a good thing as a goalie. I felt like as a team we played pretty good and they just happened to get those two goals. So, I tried to go out there in the second period and keep the puck out of the net because I knew we were going to score goals.


On someone being brave enough to fight Zdeno Chara no matter what their height…
No I mean sometimes emotions run high and you probably don’t even recognize who you’re up against. He doesn’t fight that often but he does that when the time is right.

On not being able to see the second goal…
Yeah he was right in front of me. I kind of saw the pass go there and kind of saw the release and I just put my blocker up high and I think it went through my armpit or whatever.

On defenseman like Adam McQuaid and Johnny Boychuk being stay at home style…
They got to block shots. They block a lot of shots and they clear the puck out. They do the simple things and that’s what you need—part of your defense to make the simple plays and not try too much and those two guys are great examples of really solid D men who also have an offensive talent too when needed.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD BRAD MARCHAND
On if it was nice to get a win after Wednesday’s loss to Detroit…
Yeah, it was. We don’t want to lose two games in a row and I think we did a really good job at coming in today and being prepared and getting the win.

On having a multiple point game tonight…
No, not really. We got some lucky bounces; I think our line has been connecting a lot better the last ten games or so. We’ve just got to keep building on that and hopefully they keep going in.

On his line’s performance…
I think right now we’re moving our feet a little more in the offensive zone and supporting each other a bit more. Earlier in the year I think we left each other out on an island a bit and we seemed to be battling one or two guys by ourselves with no support – so I think we’re doing a little better job with that and breaking out, we’re doing a little better too just supporting each other and knowing where we’re going to be. If we keep doing that then hopefully we can keep making plays.

On his play and gaining momentum as the season goes on…
I mean it’s not going to happen overnight. It’s a process and you just want to keep working at it. I’m not looking towards the next game or the game after that – I want to be the best I can be at the end of the year for playoff time so I’ve got to make sure I work on it. Each game you want to get better and continue to improve.

On his goal tonight…
Well that’s my spot, you know. It’s nice to get a goal like that. Bit of a lucky bounce too though, it hit his shoulder and went in. It could have easily went the other way so it’s a nice goal.

On the team getting an energy boost from Zdeno Chara’s fight…
I think we, when a guy goes to bat for your team like that you want to respond and we definitely played a lot better after that and came out strong in the third.

On playing more aggressively after the Rangers took the lead…
Well I think we were playing really good before they took the lead. We had a really good start and the guys were going pretty good. But, just a couple breakdowns there and so, yeah, we definitely picked it up after that and bounced back.

On Patrice Bergeron’s goal tonight after going scoreless for a few games…
I mean, that stuff happens. He’s been in the league a long time; he knows how to play. There’s a lot of areas in the game other than just scoring goals. So, definitely nice for him to get one there but he does a lot of really good things for our team.

On his mindset now compared to the beginning of the season…
I think I have a little better mindset. I was frustrated and worried about points and putting up numbers and stuff like that. I think I had the wrong mindset there; it was more about the things you’ve got to do to get there and different areas of the game that I had to improve. So, I think once I just kind of calmed down and worried about playing my game and letting everything else go in, I felt a lot better.

On Zdeno Chara’s Gordie Howe hat trick…
He’s an incredible leader and every day he comes in – he shows the guys the direction that we need to go in. He always comes up big at the big times, you saw with that assist on my goal, and again the game winner and how he sticks up for his teammates. We’re very lucky to have him and he’s definitely very tough for other teams to play against.

NEW YORK RANGERS HEAD COACH ALAIN VIGNEAULT
On the team losing after going into the third ahead 2-1…
We got exactly what we deserved.  We had too many guys with their “B” game on the ice against a Stanley Cup finalist, a team that obviously was not happy with their performance.  We came in here, I thought with a lot on the line and we should have been very motivated.  We could have made this a real solid road trip, instead of making it an okay road trip. Too many guys without execution and compete level, and got exactly what we deserved and we deserved to come out of here without a win and we didn’t.

On if this is the most frustrated he has been with the team’s performance this season…
Our lack of consistency has been an ongoing issue here with a few of our players.  We are a five-hundred hockey team right now and that’s definitely not good enough.

On the lack of shots on the power play…
Yeah we didn’t get anything on that power play. Nothing happened there.

NEW YORK RANGERS FORWARD MATS ZUCCARELLO
On today’s loss…
They were better than us, and we have to forget about this game now, and be ready for tomorrow. It’s a big game.

On the Rangers’ power play not generating a shot on their third period man-advantage…
Yeah, I mean Boston played well. Got to give them credit. Last game we scored two. It goes up and down, the power play and everything, so you just have to stick with it. Hopefully it’s going to work tomorrow.

On facing Vancouver and John Tortorella tomorrow…
It’s probably a more emotional game for the two coaches. I’m sure everyone in here is going to do whatever it takes to help our coach get the win. But at the same time, it’s a big game for us as a team, too. We need those points, and at home I think we should have a good chance.

NEW YORK RANGERS DEFENSEMAN RYAN MCDONAGH
On today’s game…
We could have given a lot more, created a lot more, especially with all the power play chances, and the one late there I don’t know if we even got any shots.  That’s an area where you have to at least try to get pucks down to the net and see what happens and we didn’t do that.

On losing after having a 2-1 lead going into the third…
Yeah I think this one hurts for sure. We worked hard we really battled in our own zone, we just spend a lot of the game there, too much of the game there. We couldn’t get any flow going with our lines and couldn’t pin them in their own zone as much as they did to us.

On if the Bruins size contributes to a lot of their goals in front of the net…
They manage the puck pretty well, they have been together for awhile, a lot of their top lines and they really do keep it simple, it’s never really flashy with this team, it’s an equation for success for them, it works for them.  We need to be stronger in our own end on those last two goals against.

On the quick turnaround tomorrow…
It’s probably the best thing for us is a quick turnaround here and a chance to really get back to our home ice and use our crowd’s momentum and definitely have to respond here with a big win.

On if it will be strange to see John Tortorella on the opponents bench…
I’m sure it will. It’s going to be unique, it’s going to be a good story line but I don’t think most of our guys are thinking about their team and their coaching staff, we got enough to worry about on our plate.

NEW YORK RANGERS GOALTENDER HENRIK LUNDQVIST
On losing after having a 2-1 lead entering the third…
Yeah, it was disappointing. I think that second goal, it really changed momentum and put us on our heels. It was unfortunate, just a tough bounce for us, and after that it was just tough to recover, and they kept coming really hard. So yeah, bad start in the third.

On Zdeno Chara’s game-winning goal…
Bad read. For some reason, I was reading a high shot and then just made a bad move. Instead of playing it the way I should, I read his stick, and I thought it was going high. I don’t know if he fell down or kind of missed it, but it definitely fooled me a little bit. Tough one.

On if it’s frustrating to lose one-goal games to Boston…
Well I think the last few games they got us, but before that, I think we had pretty good success against them, so we know it’s a team we can beat. But, it’s a bounce here and there, and it’s the difference a lot of times. Today, they got a couple bounces in the third that changed the game.

On tomorrow’s game against Vancouver…
I haven’t really thought about that game yet. I’m still trying to analyze this one, and when we’re headed back to New York, I think we’re going to refocus. But let’s take the next hour here to kind of get over this one, and we’ll get ready for tomorrow.

NEW YORK RANGERS FORWARD RYAN CALLAHAN
On losing after having a 2-1 lead in the third…
Yeah it’s tough, I don’t think we played the way we needed to in the second or the third, they seemed to be all over us and they eventually get the tying goal and the winning goal there.  We got to be better in the second and third, it wasn’t good enough.

On how frustrating it is to lose a one goal game…
Yeah it’s tough, they are a good team over there.  We knew if we didn’t play a full 60 minutes we were going to be in for a tough one and that’s what happened.  We played good in sprouts, I thought our first was good but most of the second and third wasn’t good enough.

On the road trip overall for the team…
It was good, tonight would have been a good win to cap it off but you got to look at some positives, 3-2 isn’t too bad.  Got to go back home now and get some wins.

On playing against his former coach tomorrow…
I don’t know, I’ll worry about that tomorrow.  Just got to digest this one and we’ll worry about that tomorrow.

BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN PREGAME PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11:50 A.M.
On Dennis Seidenberg’s status…
Yeah he’s going to do a warm up and we’ll probably make that decision but it looks good right now.

On learning from the Detroit game and wanting to bounce back today…
Yeah, I don’t know if we want to learn any from that game but we probably want to kind of erase it by having a good showing today. I think it’s important for us right now to come back with a strong game after a game like that and if that happens then it kind of gets us back on the right track here.

On if the team meeting held after practice was to get players back on track…
Oh no, it was about a two-minute meeting. We had to do something there so it was nothing major to be honest with you.

On if he’s expecting to put the pressure on New York today versus relying on Tuukka Rask…
Well I would hope that yeah, that isn’t the case again today. I think it’s important for us to, again it goes back to what I said earlier, we have to have a stronger showing from last game but also a stronger showing against this team than we did the last time we played them. So, again, I don’t want to make a big thing out of one game; it happens to every team and it happens every year. So that’s just up to us there to show that we were off for one night and it’s our job to go out there and play much better today.

On if the Rangers play a much different style of game than in previous years…
Well yeah, part of it is different, but they still have the same players for the most part. So the tendencies of players is still there but the system is a little bit different. Obviously, Torts [John Tortorella] is a pretty aggressive coach too when it comes to forecheck and so is L.A. so it’s not much different but their power play, their structure, breakouts and penalty kill and stuff like that changes a little bit. But it’s nothing unusual from a new coach coming into a different team.
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