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Head Coach Claude Julien Postpractice Transcript from 5/13

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

On having a short-term memory after Game 6…
Well, I think I’d say it’s important for them to just go out and play, and I don’t know about short-term memory. There’s wins, there’s losses — you bounce back from those. But I think tomorrow night’s a good time for them to just go out there and play and be themselves and we’ve always encouraged our young players to be that. It’s also important for our leaders to hopefully pave the way for those guys to be more comfortable and be able to give them the opportunity to play their game.

On comments coming out of the Canadiens’ dressing room…
No reaction. A game’s going to be played tomorrow. What’s being said right now doesn’t matter. I think it’s all about going out there tomorrow and playing a game. We’re not going to start the he said, she said kind of thing at this point. It’s winner tomorrow takes — goes on to the next series.

On whether the respect between the two teams has waned during the series…
If I look at the other series that are going on — I mean, this is playoff hockey. I don’t see anything different from our series and the other series. It’s as simple as that. I know we’d like to make more of it but the tension, the intensity, the rivalry is there, so I think what we’re seeing is what we should expect.

On whether he relishes coaching a Game 7…
Somebody asked me that question in French. A Game 7 is a Game 7. You go in there, you give it your best shot, and as a coach, as players, as a team, and you go from there. We’ve been through those many times and like I said, you hope that your experience is going to help you get through those.

On the concept of playing with desperation…
Just going out there — I think desperation is going out there and giving the best shot you can. The last thing you want is regrets, and if you hold back and you don’t do the things you know you can do and you don’t leave it all out on the ice, then you have regrets. So that’s what desperation is all about, is leaving it all out there on the ice, and you can walk away knowing you gave it your best shot.

On whether there is an update on Dennis Seidenberg…
No. Never has been.
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