Price: I thought we deserved better

Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price reacts after their overtime loss to the Boston Bruins....

Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price reacts after their overtime loss to the Boston Bruins. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger)


, Last Updated: 11:58 PM ET

BOSTON - Carey Price’s quiet voice told the story.

The Montreal Canadiens goaltender and his teammates felt like this was one they let get away.

After twice last spring being the victors in a Game 7, this time the Montreal Canadiens were left with the quiet dressing room and an early departure from the playoffs after losing 4-3 in overtime to the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal.

“I thought we deserved better, you know, throughout the whole series,” said Price, who had helped the Habs to a 2-0 series lead by winning the opening games here. “We lose three overtime games and we’re just a hair away from winning. It is frustrating, but at the same time I guess we can hold our heads high and say we gave it everything we had.”

“I don’t know that I can sit here and say we’re proud of losing,” said Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri, who led the Habs in scoring with 10 points in the seven games. “I don’t think I agree with that by any means. It’s not easy to sit here and have to answer these questions.

“This was a series we could have won, for sure. If you go into a series and you get completed dominated and you lose in five, you can probably sit back and assess it and say we need to get better. There were things we didn’t do right. This would have been one of those series that would have been very rewarding to win.”



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