Some final notes and quotes on the Bruins’ 4-0 victory over the Canucks tonight at the Garden.
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, on the raucous crowd at the Garden tonight: “Our crowd has been phenomenal, especially in these playoffs. During the regular season, sometimes I’m not sure how much energy home crowds really add to games. But I know playing at home in these playoffs has been a big advantage for us and it’s helped us. They were extremely loud. We played well. We rewarded the fans that have stuck with us. So that’s helpful. I think I saw once up on the screen something about 118 decibels, a Stanley Cup record for noise. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but that’s what I think I saw.”
Canucks coach Alain Vigneault, on Henrik and Daniel Sedin, who combined for 198 points in the regular season, having just two points in this series: “They’re fired up. They’re playing for the Stanley Cup. They spent a lot of time in the other team’s end tonight with no results to show at the end. But it’s not from lack of effort, not from lack of playing the right way. [The Bruins] did a good job. You got to give that team credit. You know, they’re playing a smart game. Right now they’ve been able to shut us down offensively here for the last two games.”
Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, on how they are containing the Canucks’ top scorers such as the Sedins and Ryan Kesler: “Our forwards are doing a good job backing us up and allowing [the defenseman] to pinch on their forwards. We all work as one. We tried to pick up where we left off in the last game, trying to stay physical the whole game, keep finishing our checks, and forechecking. You have to be tough on the skill players and take that space away and make them uncomfortable out there.”
Thomas, who said he’s been hanging out at home rather than going out in public in order to maintain his focus, on what that entails: “Spending some time with my kids. Spending some time by the pool with this nice weather that we’ve had. That’s really about it … all we’ve had time for. It isn’t like we’ve had a ton of time at home. That’s pretty much all that transpires there. My little boy is trying to get me to play hockey. I’m like, I’m a little bit too tired, wait till this summer.”