BostonBruins.com -- Head coach Claude Julien said that his club was ready to re-star the season when they play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.
And after two crisp days of practice in Wilmington's Ristuccia Arena, the B's bench boss doesn't expect any sort of let down from his charges.
"I don’t think our players have shown that so far this week," said Julien, shortly before he headed to the airport for the trip to Newark. "I thought they were pretty focused. They worked hard. We had good tempo
"So you just hope that that’s going to carry over into tomorrow’s game, so we’ve just got to kind of remind ourselves of maybe what we did well in the last game that we played and bring that back to the game...against New Jersey."
Despite a coaching change, Julien expects more of the same from his former team.
"He was in the system when I was there," said Julien. "[New Jersey head coach] John [MacLean's] been around the organization forever and I don’t think that there’s going to be a ton of changes.
"But at the same time, I’ve seen him enough to know that they’re a team that’s going to work hard. They’re going to...not give you much. They’re going to try to wear you down as much mentally as physically.
"But I think we’ve, we’ve been pretty good in the past going in there and creating some good games and winning some of those types of games," he said.
Julien emphasized that the Bruins must stick to their gameplan.
"That's the biggest thing is you’ve got to stay focused on, on your game," he said. "Don’t get frustrated because the minute you get frustrated, that’s when they take over."