Bruins-Maple Leafs postgame reactions

A selection of comments from the Bruins and Maple Leafs after Toronto’s 2-1 victory in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference on getting beat by Tyler Bozak for a shorthanded goal:
“Well, it sucks. It sucks to mishandle a puck, but it’s not a bad decision or anything like that. It just happens, so it’s fine. It’s happened to all of us and you deal with it.”

Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle on the play of goalie James Reimer (43 saves):
“You know, the playoffs take different twists and turns, and as a young goaltender he’s been presented with a lot of pressure. And you know, he’s remained fairly calm and levelheaded. And you can see the growth of a hockey player and specifically a goaltender that’s finding this way and learning some of the intricacies of playoff hockey, and the experience should be real valuable to him as it should be to all of our young players.”


Bruins forward Brad Marchand on not generating many quality scoring opportunities:
“Yeah, we didn’t get any traffic in front of him. He’s a good goalie. He’s going to stop the shots that he sees and we just have to get more bodies in front.”

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara on what he felt Bruins were missing:
“I thought our first period, if we would play the same way we played from the midpoint of the game, we would be in much better shape I think, so we’ve got to make sure we play the same way like we did towards the end.”

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