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The Bruins under Claude Julien have put the utmost value on being able to use any one of the four lines at just about any point in the game. At the very least, the B’s have been at their best when they’ve got the top three lines operating at an adequate level.
That’s not happening right now, and while the Bruins’ early-season dominance may have hidden some of their flaws, the club’s embarrassing 4-3 loss on Tuesday night in Washington helped expose some of those flaws.
One of the biggest flaws this club has right now is the lack of productivity from its third line, a line that for the majority of the season has consisted of Chris Kelly flanked by Chris Bourque and Rich Peverley.
The trio has combined to score five goals (one of those, Kelly’s lone goal of the season, was a power-play goal) and they have 10 assists. They have gone stretches of games without doing much of anything offensively, and any real chances are usually foiled by shots that inexplicably miss the net.
But the rea...
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Claude Julien wasn’t quite as outspoken against embellishment on Monday as he was Sunday night, but the Bruins head coach stood by his stance that something needs to be done.
Julien ripped just about everyone involved Sunday night, speaking out about embellishing in the moment’s following his team’s 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins returned to practice Monday...
Last night's 4-3 loss ot the Montreal Canadiens was hard for Bruins fans to swallow, and the team itself, too. After the game, head coach Claude Julien went ham on the refs not calling a cross-check that broke a stick against Seguin's ribs, and the Habs for embellishing hits.
This prompted some Habs fans to get a little uppity, as to be expected. Some even...
Claude Julien knows how to motivate the Bruins, so that might have had something to do with his calling the Maple Leafs a “legitimate contender” before Thursday’s game in Boston.
The rest of Black and Gold Nation isn’t so sold on what Toronto has to offer this season, even if their improved play is evident when looking at the NHL standings. NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette asked...
The Habs give their take on Claude Julien’s comments and look towards their match-up with the Islanders.
Claude Julien may have had a few choice words for the Habs after Sunday night’s game in Boston, but as far as the Canadiens are concerned, that just means they’re doing their job. When asked about some of Julien’s less-than-flattering comments...
Sunday night’s game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins featured a full-on playoff atmosphere, with Montreal winning a 4-3 thriller that went down to the wire. Penalties were one of the stories of the evening, as the Bruins served 32 minutes in the box compared to Montreal’s 16. The Canadiens had five power play’s, while Boston had only six.
After the game, Bruins...
After two stomach-punch losses in a row, the Bruins were prepared to try something different on Thursday night.
Peter Chiarelli started the dominoes in motion by waiving Chris Bourque, and it wasn’t soon after that the rest of the Bruins lineup felt a bit of a shakeup. Still, it was the usual suspects coming through against the Maple Leafs, as the Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron...
So where does Bruins coach Claude Julien get off lecturing any other team about taking pratfalls to draw penalties? His players embellish every chance they get. This is the video case against them.
This article was in the Vancouver Sun today and it’s a scream… it’s a must read if you haven’t seen it.
Cam Cole, The Vancouver Sun --- *** Is Boston coach Claude Julien right? Are the Habs the biggest collection of divers and embellishers in the NHL? (Memo to Beantown bloggers: does this mean the Vancouver Canucks are off the hook?) Is it an affront to all that's...
BOSTON — Lost in the hubbub of Claude Julien‘s postgame rant about the officiating Sunday night in Boston was the fact that the Bruins head coach wasn’t unhappy with just the referees.
The Boston bench boss called on his team to step up its game, aside from one line.
It was clear that the line of Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand was by far the Bruins’ best...
Claude Julien said Sunday night that he had no problem with Zdeno Chara‘s fight, even if it may have cost the team a win. He stood by those sentiments on Monday as well.
The Bruins coach addressed the media following practice in Wilmington, and he continued to support Chara, who took 17 penalty minutes after fighting Alexei Emelin in the second period of Boston’s 4-3 loss to...
Did the Bruins play poorly on Sunday? You’d never know watching them pick apart the Capitals in the first period Tuesday night.
Claude Julien appears to have rallied his troops nicely after a poor showing at the end of last game, which ultimately resulted in a 4-3 loss to Montreal. Brad Marchand is back to scoring goals, the Bruins penalty kill is looking sharp and even the team’s...
The last time the Bruins took the ice at Washington’s Verizon Center, they were dealt a crushing overtime loss that knocked them out of the playoffs last season. The B’s are back in the nation’s capital Tuesday night, looking to rebound from a loss to Montreal against a struggling Capitals team
Overshadowed by Claude Julien‘s postgame “embellishment” comments on Sunday...
Not much going on in Penguin land.
They had their Skates and Plates last night.
Jmarsh breaks out the telestrator on Kunitz.
Bruce Garrioch says Pens may be chirping Iginla. (@dday47)
Ilya Bryzgalov had to change the color coordination on his Star Wars mask because some people got pissed.
Jeff Carter scored a hat trick on a hat giveaway night:
Though the Boston Bruins haven't forgotten that Washington ended their 2011 Stanley Cup title defense prematurely in last season's playoffs, they're simply more focused on how to stop the surging Capitals on Tuesday night.
The last time these two teams played, seventh-seeded Washington celebrated Joel Ward's overtime goal that gave it a 2-1 victory in Game 7 of their...
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...