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In their words: Bruins vs. Islanders, 10/24

Read what the players and coaches had to say about the Bruins' 3-2 loss to the New York Boychuks.

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Claude Julien on the lack of effort in the first two periods.

"It took us two periods to start’s unfortunate that it took us that long. You can’t win hockey games just by playing a period in this league."

Milan Lucic on hitting former teammate Johnny Boychuk.

"I thought he was stepping up a bit, so I just braced myself and yeah – I kind of steamrolled him a bit."

Dennis Seidenberg on losing Zdeno Chara.

"It’s always tough when a guy like that goes down. But we have to embrace the opportunity and play better and make up for that, if possible."

Chris Kelly on playing his former teammates.

"You just play. You see a different color jersey shoot the puck, you try to score against Chad and you hit Johnny just like every other player. It’s our job to be professionals and go out there and play hard. There’s time for friends after."

Dougie Hamilton on the Bruins' poor play in their own end.

"I think this is probably the worst [he can remember]. It’s frustrating and there’s no lack of trying...I think we’re trying and there’s breakdowns and stuff. It’s frustrating that it’s happening."

Patrice Bergeron on team-wide defensive confusion.

"It’s about communicating. We should all know our job on the ice. It can’t happen. It’s not just one guy; it’s about everyone talking and sorting it out."

Isles coach Jack Capuano's thoughts on the end of the game.

"We defended pretty hard at the end. We tried to keep them to the outside. They hit a couple of posts. And Chad made some big saves, like I said, when he had to."

Johnny Boychuk on the night as a whole.

"It was an interesting night. You’re playing against that team, and you grew up with them, playing, for the last six years, you see them and you’re the opposition now."

Boychuk on how tonight's game was different from others.

"It was a tough game, just seeing across the ice, you’re playing against your friends. But when you’re on the ice, it’s obviously business."

Chad Johnson on facing his former team.

"I think it was the most nervous I’ve been since I think my first NHL game."

Bergeron on the own-zone miscues that have plagued this team.

"We’re taking the extra second that we don’t have to get the puck out – and it doesn’t get out. Once we do that, we’re on our heels and we’re not making plays and it ends up in the back of our net."