The Bruins describe the end of their season, remain optimistic for the future

"This team's only going to get better."

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy stands behind his team after the Bruins lost 3-2 against the Ottawa Senators during overtime in game six of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series.
Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy stands behind his team after the Bruins lost 3-2 against the Ottawa Senators during overtime in game six of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series. –AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

The Boston Bruins are out of the playoffs after falling 3-2 to the Senators in overtime at TD Garden on Sunday. And despite battling to the end in a tightly contested six-game series, players couldn’t mask their disappointment speaking afterward.

Still, several players echoed optimism regarding the team’s future.

“This team’s only going to get better and tighter and get on the right side of these one-goal games, and still be playing into rounds two, three and the finals,” said David Backes.

Here’s a full range of post-game soundbites:

Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy also weighed in:

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Tuukka Rask and Zdeno Chara:

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