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Transcript from Boston Bruins Media Availability on 6/20

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON BRUINS MEDIA AVAILABILITY QUOTES

Thursday, June 20, 2013

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD TYLER SEGUIN
On the number of goals in the last game…
Well of course, I think if you score a lot of goals, that's something you can take away. But I think our game is definitely D-zone first and giving out that many goals is never in our gameplay. We don't win games by going back and forth or scoring that high of a game, so we have to be better for the next one.

On the differences between this game and last game…
I thought maybe they were more determined in some plays. Again, we weren’t really ready. They did a good job with the puck. Obviously, I made that bad play on the power play after drawing the penalty and from there it just wasn't a great night.

On how important it is to set the tone early…
I think it’s big. I think first shifts are positive for individuals and as a team, well first couple of shifts. I thought the first home game that we definitely came out a lot stronger than we did the last one. We’re going to have to go into their barn and try to steal another one.

On fixing defensive problems…
Yeah, I feel fine with it. I think that we are a very consistent team in our D zones, so I think, last night wasn't a night to remember in that part. But we’re a team that can definitely bounce back, and a team that, again, were successful when were staying at an even keel after wins or losses. We’re learning from it. We did video this morning, and now were moving on.

On the pace of the game favoring Chicago…
I think so. That's almost the pace of how a Pittsburgh game would want to play, or a team that has so much offensive power. not saying that we don't, but were so successful when were being good in our own zone, going in from our goalie out from there. Then going and scoring goals.. So I think we need to step up for next game.

On playing Chicago’s style of game…
Absolutely. They made adjustments and we knew they were going to make them and we just didn't respond correctly so it was a great game played by them. They deserved that win so we have to go over and get another one.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN ADAM MCQUAID
On what the team will do differently than yesterday…
We’re not our best. There’s no question about that. We found a way to get ourselves a chance, push the game to overtime. Anything can happen obviously when you get to that point, but I think we need to be a little better next game.

On the layers they have built and if they peeled away at those layers or if it is self-inflicted…
I think partly we take our own responsibility. We veered away from our system a little bit at times, and made some uncharacteristic plays and decisions.

On if it is easily correctable in his opinion…
Well, we go over things, and get back to our system and make sure that we’re committed to that.

On if it feels like a blown opportunity because you were able to come back twice from two goals down…
At this point, we just look to the next game, and we gave ourself a chance. It was good to see that we were able to keep fighting back to give ourselves a chance, but we’re at the point we are now and got to move on from last game. We have been saying, win or lose, you kind of take it in stride and you move on and get ready for the next game.

On if it gives you confidence that the team didn’t play well last night but only lost the game by one goal…
Well, again like I said, you look at that we were able to continue to keep fighting back and at the same time we kept putting ourselves in that position. So, I think we know that we can be better than we were, that we need to be.

On if they feel like they can win one of the games they need to away…
Well, that’s where we’re at here. Like you said, we do have to win one in Chicago, and not an easy task, a team that plays extremely well at home but we’ll come out, play our game and give ourselves a chance.

On if he agrees that the style of last night’s game favored the Blackhawks and what can be done to not allow that to happen…
We put ourselves in a hole a few times, and kind of had to maybe take some chances to try and get ourselves back. We seemed to be able to do that, and we were playing catch-up all night. So, I think just get back to our own style.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD BRAD MARCHAND
On Chicago setting the tempo with their speed in Games 1, 2, and 4…
Yeah, we know they come out very hard. They have every game. They really seem to be focused, coming out strong, and trying to get that first goal. We got to find a way to counter that.

On if Chicago setting the tempo is the difference in the series…
Yeah, I mean I think, for the most part, we’ve done a good job at weathering their starts. It’d be nice if, for once, we put the pressure on them to start the game and kind of turn things around.

On if scoring five goals gives the team confidence if they can fix the defensive problems…
Yeah, it’s nice to get that many goals on Crawford [Corey Crawford]. He’s played very well so far in the series. He made a lot of really good saves last night too though so it’s nice to get five goals, but we definitely need to pick up our defensive game. We can’t allow that many opportunities.

On if he knows that all five goals came on Corey Crawford’s glove side…
No. I mean we – the few goals were on the glove-side there. There’s a ton of really nice opportunities we had there that he saved on the glove side as well some lucky shots.  

On if the game last night was more beneficial to Chicago’s style of play than Boston’s…
Yeah, I think we let them have too much speed. They skated way too much through the neutral zone. We didn’t get on our forecheck enough and create turnovers so we definitely have to get back to that.

On Jonathan Toews saying that they can expose Zdeno Chara and how no one usually calls out Chara…
Yeah, I mean Zee’s [Zdeno Chara] one of the best defenseman in the league and guy that big and that strong you don’t really want to play around with a whole lot. They’re welcome to say whatever they want. We are just worried about how we have to play in the room. Zee [Chara] steps up every night and plays his best so we can expect that.

On if he feels confident going back to Chicago having won there already…
Yeah, I mean it’s a very tough rink to play in, but we…best two out of three. We’re excited about it. It really doesn’t matter now we just have to make sure we focus on having a really good game next game.

On if it is surprising to be tied 2 to 2 at this point…
Yeah, I mean I don’t think anyone expected to come into this series and win it in four or five games on either side. I mean 2 to 2. We got to be happy with that. Chicago was dominant all year and we are happy that we are just sticking in it.

On if the Bruins are adjusting to the Blachawks pushing back…
Yeah, well I mean we are sticking right with them. They are playing good hockey and it’s a back and forth game every night and goalies are playing well. Lots of opportunities so they are very close game, very exciting and it’s a fun series to be part of.

On if he has confidence that he is facing Chicago at their best and they are able to stick with them…
I mean they definitely had a great game last night. They threw everything at us and we knew they were going to come out hard. I think we did a pretty good job playing with them, but we still didn’t play our best and I don’t think that was their best either so I think you can expect a little better out of both teams next game.

BOSTON BRUINS GOALTENDER TUUKKA RASK
On if the feeling of dropping Game 4 is any better or worse the morning after…
I don’t think it’s worse. We talked about it and moved on.  New game Saturday.

On if Chicago did something to peel away the layers on the Bruins’ defense or if it was self-inflicted…
I think it was both. I think they played a good game. They had, as I said yesterday, legs right off the bat. We didn’t and we had some mental mistakes. The layers weren’t there and we kind of got caught standing still a lot of times. So I think it was both.

On if the defensive layers problem can be corrected…
Yeah. I think it’s not rocket science at this point.

On if the game yesterday benefitted Chicago’s style of play…
Yeah, I think they played good as I said. We didn’t play our game for the most part. We were standing still and not doing the things we were supposed to do in order to have a chance to win hockey games. We have to adapt that.

On if the series has been as tight as anticipated…
Yeah, I mean a lot of occasions, these Finals especially, the momentum shifts and both teams have their moments. We just try to recognize what the situation is and not get too much carried away about the losses or wins and just try to stay even-keel and try to play our game as good as we can and hope that the result will be good.

On how confident he is that the team can get back to their style of play…
I don’t think it should be an issue. I don’t think, for us, it matters whether we are at home or away we always play good games at either places, but I feel confident we can respond.

On the team’s ability to bounce back after a game like Game 4…
Yeah, that’s something we definitely can do. We can’t just rely on the fact that we have done it in the past. We have to go out there and make it happen again. We feel confident that we have it in us, but we have to be better.

On if he thinks he should have had any of the goals last night…
Well, every goal is stoppable, but I don’t think there was any weak ones so to speak. Mistakes piled up and I wasn’t able to bail our guys out.  Sometimes you do sometimes you don’t.  You don’t say that I should have had it or I shouldn’t had it. It doesn’t make any difference.

On if he saw Brent Seabrook’s goal…
I saw it at the last second. Too late.
On if there is any extra motivation to try to shut them down after a high scoring game…
I always like to shut them down, obviously, but I just try not to let in six goals again. I mean you let in six goals that’s not something you look forward to repeating I guess.

On what part of his game Chicago exploited last night…
I don’t know. I mean they got a lot of traffic. They got those rebounds too. I mean I try to control everything, but sometimes it doesn’t happen. I think everybody just has to be better.

On if he felt there was more traffic in front of him last night…
Not so much. We were trying to fire pucks through but then we couldn’t block it. Our own guys became screens too on some occasions and then they had their guy in front too. When that happens, sometimes it’s tougher to find those pucks. If you find them, it’s tougher to control the rebounds and that’s what happened.

On if he felt there was a difference with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the ice together…
I didn’t see any from my point.

On if he knew that he had a new franchise record for the home playoff shutout streak…
No.

On his thoughts on breaking the record…
Like I said, everybody’s going to break some kind of records at some point. That’s what they say right records are meant to be broken. I wasn’t aware of that.

On the key to maintaining focus…
That’s the only thing you can do. It’s the Finals. It’s just one game. You got to move on. No matter if you let in one goal or six goals, it’s a loss.  Try to take the positives out of it and move on and try to win the next one. It’s not that tough. 
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