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Julien Looks for Goals

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
En Route to Boston -- While the B's players were lamenting a lack of emotion in their game with the Los Angeles Kings, their coach was simply looking for more goals.


Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown, bottom, checks Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
"I don’t know if it’s lack of emotion," said Julien, postgame. "I think right now we need some guys to step-up and start scoring some goals for us and not always relying on the same people all the time.

"You get away with it for only so long.

"There are some guys who have been dry for a while now and we need them to step up and if we’re going to win these kinds of games," he said.

A combo of Jon Quick's goaltending and solid work by the Kings defensive corps kept the B's off the scoreboard on Monday, but Julien said that kind of desperation was to be expected.

"We knew before it even started," said Julien. "They’re battling for a playoff spot.

"I think we understood that part of it and it was up to us.  Right now I think we’re a team that focuses a lot on our game and what we have to bring every night and most of the time that’s been working out well for us.

"But tonight you’ve got to give them credit, they played well
defensively," he said.

However, Julien added that his concern remained with the B's work on the ice, rather than what the Kings were doing on Monday night.

"You know we’ve been scoring a lot lately and they played us well," he said. "Again big saves by the goaltender and some blocked shots at the right time.

"But at my end of it I’m telling my guys that we didn’t work hard enough to create some scoring chances in traffic.

"So you know you gotta give credit to the other team and then, from our end, you gotta take the blame," he said.
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