Now the third goal, that was a bit of bad luck for the Bruins, good luck for the Canadiens and being in the right place at the right time for Vanek. While Pacioretty's fancy footwork led to the goal, the fact that he didn't end up kicking the puck into the net was pretty fortuitous.
In the end, the Canadiens played smarter and harder than the Bruins for all but maybe 2 minutes. Heading home the Bruins need better play from everyone especially the veterans. If you look at the number of giveaways and takeaways during the 3 losses, you'll see some highly decorated players being all too generous with the puck. Of the 31 giveaways during the 3 losses, Krejci, Chara, Bergeron and Lucic have combined for 16. Obviously they get a lot more ice time than most of the other players, so the data may be a little skewed. However, that extra ice time should also give them the opportunity for more takeaways. Well, during the 3 losses the Bruins have only had 10 takeaways. With minimal playing time both Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton have 2 a piece.
In my opinion Claude Julien also needs to step up his game. With the Bruins not getting much offense from Lucic and Krejci, he needs to be limiting their ice time during power plays. This is not the time to worry about getting someone going.