Here's a sampling of what the Leafs and Bruins had to say following a 3-1 Boston win on Saturday night.
I thought we did lots of good things. I thought we had a real good push back in the third. It was one of those nights where they really dug in and we were unable to score.
I think we had a good first then we got a little sloppy in the next (period). We came out in the third and had our moments but we weren’t consistent enough over the course of a 60 minute game.
It was a tight-checking game. Really didn’t have a whole lot today. They seemed to come up with a couple of opportunistic goals and that was it. We weren’t able to battle back from that.
Obviously they scored a big goal on the power play and I didn’t think our second period was as good as our first. On my side, there was two bad rebounds - I’ve got to make sure I control those – and they end up in the back of the net.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien
I think our intentions were good at the start of the game but we were really tight. After the first we talked about a couple things here that we need to do if we were going to turn this around. We needed to play with more energy and more confidence, and just go out there and play but do the right things. It slowly came around and after a while you started seeing our old team of before where we were working, we had layers coming back, we were pinching at the right time, we always worked above the puck. We had some great scoring chances and I think the only thing now is you hope that scoring touch to come back a little bit more. We had some great scoring chances in the third but weren’t able to finish. Hopefully that’s the next thing to come.
Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara
We played better. Simple as that. You can’t really pick one thing that we did better than all those other games. Overall I thought we were better. We were tighter defensively, better offensively, stronger on pucks, more physical. Overall I thought we had a good strong game. A good strong 60 minute game and we earned two points. We stayed patient until the end and we got a big two points.