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Tampa Bay Lightning-Boston Bruins Game 1: What they're saying

Dennis Seidenberg, Bruins defenseman, on Sean Bergenheim's goal, which put the Lightning ahead 1-0:

"It was just a big battle in front of the net. I lost my stick, and I, obviously, didn't know what to do without a stick and the puck at my feet. I kicked it to whoever scored the goal."

David Krejci, Bruins center, on the Lightning's two goals in 19 seconds:

"Somehow, you've got to find a way to find the energy and go out there the next shift and try to … maybe get a goal."

Tomas Kaberle, Bruins defenseman, on the Lightning's three-goal burst:

"It's tough. We pretty much gave them every single one of them. And we never gave up after. We know we are better in here, and we have to show it in the second game. You know they are dangerous up front, and you have to play in their zone, and there is their goalie. We know it is not going to be an easy series. And we have to put it behind us right now and think about what is going to happen on Tuesday."

Jeremy Roenick, Versus analyst:

"Boston was not mentally prepared for this game."

Scott Cullen, TSN.ca:

In theory, the Boston Bruins might have felt positive if they knew that, after Game 1, they would have kept Tampa Bay's Marty St. Louis, Steven Stamkos and Vinny Lecavalier in check. But as usual, the Lightning got production from their supporting cast. … Tampa Bay couldn't have asked for more coming out of Game 1 at Boston, and the frustrated Bruins resorted to some thug tactics when the outcome was already decided. The Bruins will have to bring a whole lot more of that fire to Game 2 if they are going to earn a split at home.

Bob McKenzie, TSN.ca:

The Lightning's shift from their vaunted passive neutral zone 1-3-1 scheme certainly seemed to be a curveball or a changeup that the Boston Bruins did not respond to. This was a very aggressive Tampa Bay team, more so than I've seen them at any time in these playoffs. (Lightning coach) Guy Boucher is an innovative guy, and he throws a lot of curves. And the Bruins now know to be prepared for the unexpected.

Tampa Bay Lightning-Boston Bruins Game 1: What they're saying 05/15/11 [Last modified: Sunday, May 15, 2011 12:46am]
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