Found December 14, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Claude Julien
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
8 a.m. ET: After shutting out the Kings 3-0 at the Garden on Tuesday, the Bruins open a two-game road trip Wednesday in Ottawa. The Senators will be on short rest as well, having beaten Buffalo 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday. The win pushed Ottawa over .500 at 14-13-4, but the Senators remain in last place in the Northeast Division and 11th in the East. The Bruins are 16-2-1 since the start of November and firmly atop the division at 19-9-1 overall, while trailing Philadelphia by just two points for the Eastern Conference lead. Bruins coach Claude Julien made a...

Attitudes of Claude Julien, Andrew Ference Prove Bruins Aren't Afraid to Buck Trends, Break 'Code'

In hockey, as with any sports, there is a code. Nobody can define it, but when you know it, you just know it. And more important than anything else, you never, ever break it. The trouble with that code is that it's rooted in history and tradition instead of reason and logic, and abiding by that code can often lead you to become a bit of a hypocrite. To break the code and to go...

Claude Julien Didn't Know About Brad Marchand's Fine for Slew Foot, But Wants Him to 'Be a Good Brat, Not a Bad Brat'

BOSTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien wasn't even aware that forward Brad Marchand had been fined for his slew foot on Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen last week until he was asked about it after Tuesday's morning skate. "I'm learning something. Might want to tell me about that," Julien responded. "I never heard about it, so thanks for the [news]."...

Bruins' Depth, Faith in Claude Julien's System Has Club Confident It Can Cope Without Zdeno Chara

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The Bruins appear to have avoided a major calamity with Zdeno Chara's lower-body injury not believed to be too serious. But the Boston captain will likely miss at least some time after being described as day to day by coach Claude Julien on Monday. Chara isn't expected to play Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Kings visit the Garden, and his status for...

Tuukka Rask Earns First Shutout of Season, Garners Praise From Bruins Coach Claude Julien

BOSTON -- Claude Julien gave out tepid praise, as he often does, after his team's 3-0 win on Tuesday. Considering the Boston Bruins were without captain Zdeno Chara, got two points each from Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron, received strong play from Providence call-up Zach Hamill and enjoyed shutdown goaltending by Tuukka Rask, most coaches would have found the decisive victory...

Sometimes the best team on the ice doesn't win. BRUINS WIN.

I heard Claude Julien on the radio this morning, in a short clip, say that sometimes the better team doesn't always win. It's true. Last night the Bruins weren't the best team on the ice. Ottawa played a good hockey game and threw a ton of shots at Tim Thomas. The Bruins defense is obviously hurting with Zdeno Chara not playing. Two nights ago, Tuukka Rask had to stop...

Brad Marchand Atones for Recent Misdeeds With Two-Goal Game to Lead Bruins Over Kings

BOSTON -- After Tuesday's morning skate, Bruins coach Claude Julien discussed how he wanted agitating forward Brad Marchand "to be a good brat, not a bad brat." That comment came upon Julien learning that Marchand had been fined $2,500 Monday night by the league for a slew-foot the previous week against Pittsburgh. That was the kind of "bad brat" that drives...

Marchand has 2 goals in Bruins' 3-0 win over Kings

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien has long insisted that he has two No. 1 goalies.

Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask Differ in Goaltending Styles, But Bruins' System Helps Make Them Interchangeable

Claude Julien has two incredibly capable goaltenders at his disposal in Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask. And while it may be difficult at times to juggle their playing time, the decision must be made easier by the simple fact that the B's are in a great position to win regardless of who's between the pipes. A lot of that, though, stems from the Bruins' defensive system that...

Kings' struggles continue in 3-0 loss to Bruins

The Kings are shut out with John Stevens on the bench in place of the fired Terry Murray. L.A. has lost five games in a row and is averaging a league-worst 2.17 goals a game.BOSTON — Boston Bruins Coach Claude Julien has long insisted that he has two No. 1 goalies.

Zach Hamill Recalled From Providence As Bruins Deal With Mounting Injury Issues

After practice Monday at Ristuccia Arena, Bruins coach Claude Julien noted that the team would discuss potentially calling up a forward sometime later in the day or early on Tuesday. They acted in the early portion of that window, calling up Zach Hamill from Providence on Monday evening. It will be the second stint in Boston this season for Hamill, who had an assist and was a plus...

Bruins Use Spacing, Patience to Take Early Lead Against Kings at TD Garden

The Bruins' line of Benoit Pouliot, Chris Kelly and Zach Hamill was one that head coach Claude Julien had to put together for Tuesday's game against the Kings thanks to some injuries. Depsite their lack of experience together, the trio looked like they had been skating together for years as they scored the game's first goal at TD Garden. As Gord Kluzak points out with...

Tuukka Rask Gets Start Against Kings, With Zdeno Chara, Gregory Campbell Sidelined

BOSTON -- Claude Julien doesn't often reveal his starting netminder before the game, but he made an exception Tuesday after the morning skate at the Garden. With back-to-back games and Tim Thomas' stellar record in Ottawa, where the Bruins visit on Wednesday, there was no real reason to hide the obvious choice of giving Tuukka Rask the start Tuesday night against Los Angeles...
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