- James Murphy, Bruins reporter, ESPNBoston.com
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Things didn't go as planned for the Bruins in their 2-0 loss to the Canadiens in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals series with the Canadiens, but as far as they're concerned, the sky isn't falling and Thursday night is in the past. The Bruins know they have to play better and aren't panicking by any means. They're confident they can tie the series before they head to Montreal for games 3 and 4.
"We're not happy, obviously, but we're confident because we know what we have in the locker room to overcome a 1-0 deficit," defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said. "Everybody will come out playing hard tomorrow. It's one game and it's a seven-game series so we're not panicking. We all know what's on the line and we know what we're playing for and we'll be ready."
Rookie forward Brad Marchand echoed Seidenberg's views.
"It's one game, and we're not going to dwell on it," he said. "It's tough when you run into a hot goalie, but that stuff happens. You've got to find a way around it. No one wins the Stanley Cup in the first game of the first series. We're not frustrated at all. It's one game, and we've got to put it behind us."
Shawn Thornton said he isn't worried either.
"It's fine. We're good. It's one game," Thornton said. "We're aware that it's a long series, and we know we can be better, so we're going to be better tomorrow."
Thornton didn't seem too worried about the uncharacteristic turnovers the Bruins were making and that two of them led to the Brian Gionta goals.
"The game's not perfect. There's going to be turnovers every now and again," Thornton said. "You try and limit them as much as possible, but when they happen, you hope that you can get back and bail each other out. That being said, you try and make the right plays at the right time. Give them credit, too. They're a pretty good team. Defensively, they did a really good job of clogging up the neutral zone and clogging up the front of the net and blocking people out. You have to give them credit. They're a pretty good team over there."