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Julien says Bruins ‘were standing still’ too much in Game 4

Jun 20, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT

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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.”

  1. hawksin5 - Jun 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Shut up Claude. You were beaten by the better team last night.

    • spitfisher - Jun 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      what was said that was so bothersome, he was speaking about his own team, nervous are we?

      • hawksin5 - Jun 21, 2013 at 12:29 AM

        Of course I’m nervous, but that’s not what I said it. Every time the Bruins have won, Quenneville has said there was mistakes the Hawks made, but it was a great effort by the Bruins. Each time giving credit to the Bruins players for their win. Julien can never give that same credit back. He just says his bruins we “standing around too much” or “not playing their game.” I didn’t see any Bruins standing around the other night. I saw a great team game between two great teams. But the Hawks came out on top.

    • beyor35 - Jun 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      I didn’t know Claude’s job was to pump the hawk’s tires… lol…

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