Staff photo by Chris Seward
BOSTON — Things were orderly in the Canes' locker room Sunday night. The players and coaches quietly packed up their gear for the flight home. No one was muttering or seemed overly upset.
The Canes had just been blanked 4-0 by the Bruins in Game 5. The Bruins, who faced elimination with a loss, were quicker, better, more determined. But the Canes, who had won three straight, still lead the series 3-2.
"It wasn't our best," center Eric Staal said. "One game, it's the playoffs, we get to go home in front of our fans and hopefully get the job done in six. We need to regroup, refresh and look forward to Tuesday."