Instead of a hot streak ending with the Bruins atop the Eastern Conference standings, the Montreal Canadiens stopped the B’s cold.
Couple that with a stomach-punch loss to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night, and all of a sudden the Bruins are now being looked at in a much different light than they were a mere 72 hours ago. While two straight losses is nothing to press the panic button about, the manner in which Boston’s dropped the last pair of games is certainly cause for some concern.
Some have pointed to the team’s third line as one area that needs improvement, and Claude Julien has hinted as much. However, the biggest talking point surrounding the Bruins coach has been his thoughts on embellishment, and whether or not the league needs to step in and do something about it.
NESN.com NHL writer Mike Cole joined NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette on the podcast Wednesday to discuss some potential fixes for the Bruins’ recent downturn. The two also talked about the Blackhawks’ incredible run, how this year’s trade market is shaping up and much more.
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