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Boston Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien Post Practice Press Conference Quotes 5/5

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON BRUINS PRACTICE QUOTES

BOSTON BRUINS VS MONTREAL CANADIENS
Monday, May 5, 2014

BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN PRESS CONFERENCE
On playing at the Bell Centre…
At the end of the day, we’ve just got to go out there and play our game. It’s important for us not to think that way. It’s important for us to think about what we need to do to win and not let those kind of distractions get in our heads.

On the importance of getting off to a good start…
It always is. I think good starts make for, most of the time, good games and I think our starts have been decent. Our guys have come prepared, whether we score or not. I think we’ve been pretty good against Montreal both games. I thought we had good start and the power play goal that first game is what gave them the lead. And we were able to take the lead in Game 2. But it’s part of the whole process of playoffs — you’ve got to be ready at the drop of the puck.

On Daniel Paille’s play on the third line…
He’s an experienced player. He’s a guy that can skate, he’s a guy that I think is underrated for the level of skill he’s got, and right now, we thought that was the right move to make to put him there and to give that line even more experience and more speed.

On Jordan Caron’s play in the first round…
He played well. I thought he worked hard, he competed hard along the boards, he’s been going to the net hard and did the same thing last game. So it’s just one of those things that you feel that he’s earned the opportunity to get back in there and no matter how much ice he gets, whenever he’s out there, he’s giving everything he’s got.

On whether his penalty kill is giving P.K. Subban too much room on the power play…
I think it’s not too much room — I think it’s his shot is allowed to get through. That’s where we got to get better. We have just got to take away that shooting lane. You have got to give him credit too — there’s the one shot I talked about, went by three of our players, and that’s a guy who’s putting pucks in the right place. So give him credit for that, but at the same time, we have got to do a better job because I think all four goals have basically come from that part of their power play.

On whether it’s something Subban does that makes it harder to block his shots…
I think it’s a combination of both. I think we can be better but at the same time, I think he’s doing a pretty good job of moving around and keeping guys on their heels a little bit. But we have to make a better adjustment there. We know that.

On if the goals last game helped build confidence…
Well, we don’t get rattled as a team. I said that before and it sounds like I keep repeating myself with the same answers. But we don’t get rattled, we just stick with our game and maybe that is why we are able to make those kinds of comebacks, because we don’t get rattled. Do we get frustrated at times? Yes, that doesn’t always mean it’s about the game, it’s about different things. At the same time, we don’t get rattled, we believe in ourselves, we believe in our team. Like I said, we’ve managed to score seven on Carey [Price] and an eighth on an empty net. So it’s not like we’re not capable of scoring but at the same time, he is playing some really unbelievable hockey for them. They’re certainly riding that wave right now.

On Torey Krug’s and Zdeno Chara’s full strength ice time increasing…
No I think every game is a different game for us. It depends on the situation, it depends on the score, it depends on how the players are playing. Again, I feel like it’s déjà vu, I’ve answered these questions many times. Guys play depending on the situation so it’s nothing that is unusual. If Torey [Krug] is playing well, he is going to get more; if he is struggling he is going to get less, and the same thing with a game situation. Any time we can rest Zee [Zdeno Chara], we’ll rest him, any time we need to play him more, we’ll play him more. It’s really depending on the situation.
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