Justin Williams went with a rather vivid description of his team's performance in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday.
"You spend all this time off leading up with everyone writing articles about how great you are and then you come out and sometimes you've got to eat a poop sandwich," Williams added. "It doesn't taste good. You have to chew on it for a little bit, and we'll have to do it for a couple days and get the taste out of our mouth next game."
The Hurricanes allowed two goals in each of the three periods on Sunday, falling behind 6-0 in the final frame before tallying a couple of late markers.
The shots-on-goal tally was fairly even, with the Bruins leading 25-23 in that area.
However, Boston dominated possession, posting a 76.47 high-danger scoring chances for percentage at five-on-five compared to Carolina's 23.53, according to Natural Stat Trick.