Bruins coach Claude Julien had a simple message for his team late last week.
In a stretch of some inconsistent play, Julien told his players to take pride in their game. The team listened and the Bruins are in the midst of playing solid hockey against some of the best teams in the NHL.
On Monday, Boston defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 at TD Garden. The Bruins received timely offense, strong defense and solid goaltending en route to the victory.
Despite taking a 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday at United Center, the Bruins played well and followed that up with another solid performance. In fact, in their past three games, the Bruins are back playing their brand of hockey.
"We've talked about the consistency, that we had to establish that in the past few games and I think we've done that since Dallas," Bruins assistant captain Patrice Bergeron said. "I thought [Sunday] we couldn't get the extra point but still we played a solid game against a team that has ...