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 head coach Claude Julien was furious over what he perceived to be a significant amount of acting from the visiting team.
“The frustrating thing is that we get 17 minutes into the penalty box when we should have been on the power play,” Julien told reporters, via Joe Haggerty of CSNBoston.com. “It’s as simple as that,” said Julien. “It’s frustrating because tonight – as everybody saw – there’s a lot of embellishment. This is embarrassing for our game: the embellishing. Right now they’ve got over 100 power plays [this season] and it’s pretty obvious why.
“We’re trying to clean that out of our game, and it