Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/29/13
  We now have a date for game 1 of this much-anticipated series, with the Bruins and Penguins set to kick things off Saturday night at 8:00 pm at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. With three full days standing between us and the Eastern Conference Finals, lets continue our breakdown of the two teams’ rosters by analyzing the defensive corps of both the Bruins and the Penguins. Boston Strong defensive structure has been a trademark of Claude Julien’s coaching philosophy throughout his career, and he has embedded that into the makeup of his Boston Bruins teams since his arrival in 2007. He preaches strong, team defense, asking his teams to take care of their own end first and then moving up ice to go on the attack. The current edition of the Boston Bruins does not deviate from this plan. The Bruins have literally been built from the back out and once again boasted one of the league’s best defensive games, allowing just the third fewest goals per game in the NHL at 2.21. While a ...
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