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In Their Words: Bruins Fall to Stars, 5-3

What did the team have to say about their deflating loss to Dallas last night.

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Dougie Hamilton on the Bruins powerplay, and giving up short-handed goals...

Yeah—obviously not good when you give up shorthanded goals.  I think we had some chances, but obviously the bounces went the other way, and it wasn’t a help for us... It’s obviously tough.  I think [on the] power play, you want to get momentum from it.  And tough way to start the game, and I guess we got one too, but tough, as their fourth goal.  I didn’t even see it, but it’s obviously tough.  I don’t know if we’ve given up any this year, so two in a game is obviously going to hurt the team.

Patrice Bergeron on the team fixing mistakes, and getting back to the form they were in during January...

Yeah, I think we have to definitely go back to just playing our system and playing everyone – we all know what we need to do on the ice and we all know what’s given us success. It’s about layers, it’s about trusting that the other guy is going to do his job, and we’re not doing that... it’s just about doing things right, respecting the system, and don’t exchange like we’ve been doing today against a team like that. Play to our system, to our strength.

Svedbest on his Sved-worst start of the season...

I mean, I played like shit. So that’s about all I can say.

And about the switcheroo to start the 2nd...

Yeah, obviously. I mean, I wouldn’t go in if I didn’t think I was going to keep playing. But that doesn’t really matter right now. What matters is that I played like [crap] and we lost the game. So, I think I should take the blame for this loss and I think I played a poor game. Obviously Tuukka [Rask] has played a lot of games lately so he needed a night off and this was a time when I needed to step up, despite not playing that much up here at least. This was an important game for our team and for me to step up, and I failed. So it’s pretty simple.

David Krejci on if the upcoming road trip could be a blessing...

100 percent. You notice that the fans booed us, but you know, rightly so. We deserved it. Not that we’re going away that it’s a good thing but sometimes things like this can pull the team together, play more as a team for each other and once we come back here ready to go and make a push before the seasons over.

Claude Julien on the team's play after tying the game...

I thought when we tied it 3-3, the start of our second period, even in our second period, I think we had at least seven good scoring chances. But a lot like last game too, we had some great opportunities right in front of the net and we’re not burying those. Same thing with Montreal, in the first period we could have had the lead one-nothing with Price out of the net and they’ve got guys in the crease and we didn’t bury those, so again it’s a challenge of burying your chances and what it ends up doing is giving them the opportunity to take a lead. And our power play wasn’t good, but at the same time we had lots of opportunities to score goals tonight throughout the whole night. We had lots of shots, lots of loose pucks in front, and because you don’t bury those you end up on the losing side of things, and that’s one of the reasons besides not having enough guys playing at their capabilities.

And his thought about the lack of "grit" on the team...

Well, you guys will have a chance to ask those guys when you go in the dressing room, so I can give game plans and I can do a lot of things, but I can’t play for them. It’s got to come from within and you talk about a dressing room and, you know, wanting to do that. We’ve got a tough road trip coming up, and you’ve heard me say that often. I don’t think we can panic, but the one thing we can do is we can wake up and realize what needs to be done here, and it’s going to take some… some good efforts, some grit as you mentioned, win battles with some determination, and, you know, and right now we don’t have a lot of guys doing that.