Comments from Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, who allowed three goals in 8:35 before being pulled from the game, an eventual 5-2 victory for the Bruins:
On the 4:14 stretch where the Bruins scored four goals [the fourth coming against replacement Cory Schneider]: "Yeah, I mean they came out flying obviously and got some goals and I obviously didnít make enough key saves to weather the storm early."
On Brad Marchandís goal in the first period: "Well, I mean, I was there. It was a good shot but at the same time I got to make that save, so I mean, he put it where he wanted it but you know I got to make a save there."
On how nervous he was before the game: "Honestly, I had a good feeling all day. There was not extra nerves or anything like that. I was excited to play. I mean we had a chance to win the Cup. Nerves is part of playing in the playoffs. I think we had nerves every game, pretty much."
On what accounts for the vast difference in his play in Boston and Vancouver: "Iíve had some success on the road all year. I mean, I know that before the series even started I enjoyed playing in this building. So, Iím not going to make any excuses. It just didnít happen for me obviously, in all three games. Iím just doing to move on right now and we have one game at home to win a Stanley Cup. Weíve had some success there as a team so thatís what weíre looking forward to right now."
On if he feels that he has a chance to rebound and play like he did in Game 5, a 1-0 win: "Yeah, I mean, I got to believe in myself, right? Thatís a big component of bouncing back and playing a good game. So, weíre going to put what happened tonight behind us as soon as possible and obviously get ready for what is going to be a dream as far as playing in game seven in a Stanley Cup Final."
On the play of Tim Thomas tonight: "He played well. Heís been playing well all series and Iíve said that from the start."
On what he said to Cory Schneider when he came into the game: "I just told him to shut the door. I mean, it was three-nothing and it was early in the game. I said, just, you know, shut the door and weíll get back in this game."
On what Shawn Thornton said to him during warm-ups: "I canít say it on the air."
On if it is hard not to feel that he has let the team down: "Well I think, obviously, we could have had a much better game but like I said now, itís one game from the Stanley Cup, so you canít hang your head now and feel sorry for yourself, that would be the worst thing I could do."
On if it is a similar feeling to Game 7 versus Chicago: "Yeah, obviously a little bit but itís a bigger stage. Itís the Stanley Cup Final. Itís one game, winner take all. Iíve been in those situations before, I know how to handle it and Iíll be ready for it."