Jun 20, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT
While much of the focus after last night’s 6-5 loss was on Boston’s failures defensively, that’s not the only thing the Bruins need to improve for Saturday’s Game 5 in Chicago, according to head coach Claude Julien.
“Our counterattack wasn’t as good as it could have been or should have been,” said Julien. “When we regain possession of the puck, we want to get that puck moving in the right direction so we can get a good pace to our game.”
And that didn’t happen enough, he said — “A lot of times we just were standing still, weren’t moving.”
But even (or perhaps especially) after a game in which his team didn’t play its best, Julien was trying to stay positive.
“It’s one loss,” he said. “We’ve got two wins, we’ve got two losses. It’s about preparing for the next game, and our mood is fine.
“Who wouldn’t be happy to be in the Stanley Cup finals? You’ve got to remember where we are and what’s at stake here, and certainly not hang your head over a loss.”
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