Adam Steele, Lightning fan from Orlando
"The loss can only be attributed to one thing. Home team support. Go to any other conference final, or for that matter quarterfinal game. What do you find? A sea of the home team colors overflowing in the stands, towels spinning, lively chants. I've seen more excitement in spring training baseball. I'll be sitting in the nosebleed Saturday, with my Lightning gear, and since I live here, you are my home team and I will support you with everything I have."
Corey Masisak, NHL.com writer:
"Will Tyler Seguin get a statue before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at this point?"
Shawn Roarke, NHL.com writer:
"Boston's decision-making at center red line has been impeccable in this game. That has been a huge difference."
Seth Rorabaugh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Penguins blogger:
"Hey, someone call 1999 and tell them to take their style of hockey back."
Bruins coach Claude Julien, on the return of Patrice Bergeron after he missed two games because of a concussion:
"You could see the difference he makes."
Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg:
"Both goalies made huge saves. This just felt more normal. I think both teams got more toward the type of game they wanted. I think it was a lot more typical and expected from us."
Scott Cullen, Canada's TSN network:
"It wasn't the most exciting game of the playoffs, to be sure, but it was the kind of road effort that the Bruins needed to take the lead in the series. They'll likely aim for more of the same in Saturday's matinee Game 4, while the Lightning could use more contributions from its supporting cast if the big guns are going to get locked down by Chara and company."
Don Brennan, Canada's QMI news agency:
"Zdeno Chara has the longest stick in the league, but it must have looked like a fishing rod to Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier all night. Chara spoiled a couple of their scoring chances with nice poke checks. "
Lightning's Marty St. Louis, on Bruins goalie Tim Thomas:
"As the game goes on, he keeps making saves, feels better about himself and is gaining confidence. We've just got make his game a little tougher and we didn't do that. Chew on it for 10 minutes and get back to work."