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Julien: Bruins battled through ‘a lot of [rhymes with trap]’

May 3, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

Claude Julian, Patrice Bergeron AP

Even though the Boston Bruins came away with a 5-3 comeback victory in Game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens, it didn’t come without complaints.

Bruins coach Claude Julien sounded off about the disparity in penalties between his team and the Canadiens. Montreal had six power plays to work with as opposed to three for Boston and Julien made sure it was known he wasn’t happy.

“We battled back through a lot of crap that we had to out up with,” Julien said. When he was asked to elaborate on what he meant, Julien declined to do so.

Julien did admit to being responsible for the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that was called with 3:51 to play in the third period.

Making the penalty difference a bigger problem for the Bruins is the fact the Canadiens scored on two of the six man-advantages they had with Thomas Vanek getting both goals. With the series shifting to Montreal, a bit of politicking might just come in handy for the Bruins.

  1. hairpie2 - May 3, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Cant blame him. Glad to see him take the high road once again. this was one of the more incredibly one sided officiated games i’ve ever seen. why there is never an investigation or accountability is beyond me.

    • habs9 - May 3, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      penalties were 9 for the Bs and 6 for the Habs…..yeah worst officiating in the history of sports

      • habs9 - May 3, 2014 at 4:41 PM

        and technically it smore like 8-6 because nobody on the habs ‘dive team’ forced Julien to yell at the refs

      • hairpie2 - May 3, 2014 at 6:35 PM

        Well, if you follow the sport you should know it isn’t always the things that are called, but some that aren’t and the timing of them. The officials were atrocious and everyone could see it. a perfect example was the Kugg minor for roughing when the unsportsman penalty wasn’t called for spraying Rask until AFTER Krugg went in there. he would not have gone in if they had called the original. then the Subban intent to injure on Thornton, the phantom hook in the 1st, everytime a Habs player holds a Bruin and the Bruin pushes away the Habs player is on the ice… it goes on and on….

  2. dropthepuckeh - May 3, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Think the call was at the end of the 2nd and I hope these b.s. calls even out.

  3. mrhyperpants - May 3, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Why do you have to censor the word cr@p for? Seriously, it’s 2014.

  4. bdkite - May 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    First goal should have been called back for goalie int and the ref didn’t call penalty on Eller right away which led to scrum and Bruins penalty…that is my beef

  5. alicesrightfootesq - May 3, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    So much frappe indeed.

  6. notmrknowitall - May 3, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Here’s an idea from someone with no dog in this race. Personally I’d like to see them both knock each other’s players out for the rest of the playoffs.
    But how about telling your players to keep their sticks down and not trying to punch every guy that moves in the head. There’s being physical and there’s being stupid. The Bruins were far more on the stupid side today and probably deserved more penalties than they actually got.
    And does anyone in the NHL look more dumbfounded on the bench than Julien.
    Got lucky Montreal got a little full of themselves in this one. Probably saved their season.

    • drewzducks - May 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      And hence the name, NOTmrknowitall

    • drewsylvania - May 3, 2014 at 6:37 PM

      As they’ve shown all season, the Bruins are willing to play the skill game. They’ll win most nights with it (though Marchand is always around, he’s more of the annoying variety of pest now). I can count on one hand the number of times the Bruins were outmatched on skills this season.

      By contrast, most teams can’t match the Bruins’ skill level, and so they have to knock the Bruins off their game with cheap hits and questionable play. When a team does that, the Bruins are happy to beat the crap out of you.

      The Bruins went into this series having been beaten 3-1 by the Habs in the regular season. Mostly because the Habs get away with murder and go for the cheap shot.

      So you can hardly blame Boston for wanting to beat up every single Hab that ever played.a

  7. clavette - May 3, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    the officiating has been horrible all playoffs. whats a penalty in one game isnt in another. the inconsistency is unbelievable

    and nbc hasnt been showing replays of certain bad calls. noticed a couple in different teams first round series and the first one that was called in game 1 against boston.

  8. muckleflugga - May 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    another julien whine … it never ends … bred in the bone

    with all those high-end medical research facilities in boston, maybe he can arrange to have some cojones transplanted

    boston as a skill team …? lmao

    and we thought we grew the good stuff out west

    check-out bruins record against wings … what, it took bruins seven or eight years to win at the joe … dat some skill honey chile

    dreamers … taken to the limit by an american league franchise with some of the worst goaltending in professional hockey

    roll up another one, just like the other one

    • drewsylvania - May 3, 2014 at 6:59 PM

      Are you a masochist?

    • hairpie2 - May 3, 2014 at 7:04 PM

      You mean the team the B’s just beat in 5 games?

    • nflnhlrulznbasux - May 3, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      My 3 steps in viewing every nbc sports article:
      1) joey12, thumbs down…check
      2) blimfold, thumbs down…check
      3) muggafluffle, thumbs down…check

    • kovodisc - May 5, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      What does the B’s teams from the past 7-8 years have anything to do with this year?

  9. the8man - May 3, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    I don’t know what is going to happen. But I’ll say this…if the Bruins win it all, there will no doubt they earned it when people look back and see who they went through to get there.

  10. nhronin - May 3, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Muggauffie is the typical Habs’ fan with an inflated sense of self-worth and unearned sense of entitlement. Not even a sniff at the Cup in over 20 years and living in a past most aren’t even old enough to remember.

    It’s going to be a fun summer once the fires from the near annual Montreal riots subside and the dissection of what went wrong with the Habs in the local papers begins.

    • drewsylvania - May 3, 2014 at 9:36 PM

      You can understand him?

  11. shwatson - May 3, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    You guys crack me up with the whining.

  12. joestemme - May 4, 2014 at 4:07 AM

    1. As hairpie2 noted, there were a couple of curious B’s ‘retaliation’ penalties that were called that nullified potential power plays for the Bruins. Both times, there was NO Referee hand in the air, nor any mention of a delayed penalty on Montreal. Only AFTER the B’s retaliated was the call made of a penalty on the C’s.

    2. That phantom boarding call was ridiculous. There are a dozen more vicious face to the boards hits EVERY game. To call that love tap in a Playoff game was absurd.

    3. With the Bruins dominating in the offensive zone, the penalties should be even, if not in the B’s advantage (not to mention the supposed home ice calls). With all those scrums in front of the Montreal goal, I think there has been one single penalty called near the crease (Game 1 when Subban blasted a Bruin without the puck).

  13. infectorman - May 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Muglyfugly has been sitting and sucking on the Hooka for a decade or 2 too long…kind bud hasn’t been too kind to him over the years

  14. gallyhatch - May 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    another muckle whine…… about the Bruins … it never ends … bred in the bone

    The Bruins aren’t the threat to hockey, the NHL or western civilization that you make them out to be on a regular basis. You’re just an attention starved fan with way too much time on his hands, who can’t accept the fact that his team lost to a better opponent.

    That’s some life you have there smart guy.

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