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B's Look to Start a New Streak

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
BostonBruins.com -- The B's dropped a 2-1 decision to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, but despite ending a 15-game point streak, which pulled Boston out of the cellar and into the highest echelons of the Eastern Conference, the Bruins remained optimistic and upbeat.


"I just finished talking to the guys and that’s exactly what I said," said Julien. "There’s no reason to be disappointed here.

"I liked the effort and just a tough night where bounces didn’t really go our way and we’ve just got to turn the page and probably the next game is the tell-tale.

"We can’t let those kind of things deflate us. At the same time we should be happy with the consistency that’s been in our game now for over a-month-and-a-half."

That next game is at the TD Garden against the Southeast Division-leading Florida Panthers on Thursday and Julien knows that the loss might actually make the B's more motivated.

"To be honest with you, you get used to winning," explained Julien. "I know the players in there hated it and so did I as a coaching staff.

"Hopefully we hate it enough to want to bounce back next game and win another one."

However, Julien thought that the B's game was pretty good versus Winnipeg.

"I thought it was a well-played game from both sides and they definitely played us really hard and played well," said Julien. "Both goaltenders were outstanding.

"I think Tuukka (Rask) did a great job of keeping us in there at times with some big saves and so did theirs. I thought we had some great opportunities there in the second and even in the third — almost open nets — and we just couldn’t converge on them.

"It’s one of those nights where goals were tough to score and you’ve got to turn the page here and move on."

That was the consensus in the Bruins locker room, as well.

"Yeah. They played extremely hard and they played a really strong game," said Captain Zdeno Chara. "Not that we didn’t, but we created chances and usually we do score on those chances and tonight we didn’t.

"It’s just that way it is. We lost a game and they played hard."

From his end of the ice, goaltender Tuukka Rask had a similar view.

"I hate losing, everybody hates losing, but you win some, you lose some," he said. "You’ve just got to move ahead and shake this one off."

Right wing Shawn Thornton scored the Bruins lone goal of the contest, but liked the Black & Gold's effort.

"It was one of those nights where they weren’t going in," said Thornton. "We generated enough chances to probably win this game, but last month or so they’ve been going in, tonight they didn’t.

"We’ll turn the page and focus on Thursday."
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