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far as a five game stretches of hockey go, the Boston Bruins have met, if not
surpassed, my expectations. To
near perfection, the boys in black and gold have rode Claude Julien’s system to
a 5-0-1 record, all the while garnering a reputation as a team that will wear
their opponents down with a defense-first approach until cracks begin to
appear. This team plays a heavy, grinding style of hockey and the past five
games have been a testament to not only Claude’s talent as a head coach but
also the core of this teams faith in his scheme.
Tell that ***** to be cool! Say, "*****, be cool!"
literally applauded, standing in my living room wearing only boxer shorts and a
hangover, when I saw Julien’s press conference in which he basically told
people to chill the **** out. With
Tom Brady modeling androgynous clothing somewhere in Italy and 98% of New
England writing off the Boston Celtics after Rondo tore his ACL, the pie-eyed
morning news anchors (I’m looking in the ...
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According to Bruins coach Claude Julien, Nathan Horton is playing as well as he ever has right now.
That’s good news for Boston, who seems to be feeding of Horton’s energy and gaining some extra points by playing hard-nosed hockey late in games. On Tuesday against the Devils, Horton provided the big game-tying goal, and Julien notes that after coming back from major concussion...
BOSTON — The Bruins are a defensive team with a defensive-minded coach who has instituted a system rooted in playing defensive hockey.
If you watched the Bruins play the Sabres on Thursday night, though, you would think those statements are nothing more than bold-faced lies.
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With the (at least temporary) departure of Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask is making the most of his opportunity to prove he’s a true No. 1 goaltender.
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Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguin, and Claude Julien talk after the Bruins 2-1 shootout win.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
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BOSTON — It’s a foregone conclusion that the Bruins will lose a hockey game in regulation at some point this season. That point appeared to be Tuesday night at TD Garden.
Playing their second game in as many days, the Bruins had a well-rested, red-hot New Jersey Devils team waiting for them in Boston. The B’s returned from Carolina around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, with only a...
Despite never leading and playing the second of back-to-back games against a rested opponent, the Bruins squeaked out a shootout win over the Devils behind 25 saves by Tuukka Rask. The Bruins appeared to be on the verge of being shutout until Nathan Horton tied the game with 4:05 left in the third period.
The Devils got on the board in the second period on a David Clarkson power...
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