The Bruins dropped Game 3 vs the Habs Tuesday night, doing so in frustrating fashion. The B's fell behind 3-0 just after halfway through the second period, and even though they were able to get two goals on the board, it was too little too late for the Black and Gold.
Claude Julien spoke to the media after the game, citing the defensive breakdowns and the lack of awareness that doomed the Bruins. The players sang the same tune, making note of their lack of urgency throughout as well as looking forward to Game 4:
I've said it a million times. We'll think about this till midnight...We'll go over some things tomorrow and then we'll get ready for Thursday's game...I think it's everyone on the ice, and we've got to try to be a little bit more aware. Our energy was good in here. I think Tuukka played well. I just think, you know, they did a good job of blocking shots and they did a good job of capitalizing on their chances and I really thought our effort was there - I just think a couple breakdowns, and this is a tough building to battle from behind in...We're a very resilient team and you see that, but you can't play yourself out of the hole every night, as much as we want to...I think the positive is that it shows the character of this room again, that we don't give up until the final buzzer.
The breakdowns that we gave them those plays, can't happen...And they're going to make you pay for if you're not aware...Definitely not the effort that you want, and we got the result because of it...In the playoffs, it's about not getting too low and too high, so right now, it's about doing the adjustments and getting ready for Game 4. We need a lot more. It's about bearing down and starting a lot earlier, to make it a game. We knew it was going to be a hard and long series - and we're in for that. So we've just got to step up.
It's tough when you have odd-man rushes and stuff like that, but we have to make sure we put the puck deep and go play in their zone because we're pretty good when we're playing in the offensive zone, especially five-on-five...I think we can dominate over there and when you turn it over, it's tough.
Yeah, it's a long series, you know, we're not going to hang our heads...We'll regroup tomorrow, look at some video and have a positive attitude.
It's just playing our system. When we're playing our system right, we're getting a lot of pressure in their zone and not turning the puck over and keeping the play going in their zone...There's still a lot of hockey left. We have to come in and play desperate next game.
[quotes via BostonBruins.com]