In contrast, Boston Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien said that he and his Bruins wouldn't hang their hat on the fact that Boucher was pulled during the club's 7-3 victory on Saturday, but rather would concentrate on "how we are going to handle our own situation and that’s what is important right now."
B's forward David Krejci
, the most important player during the Boston's win on Saturday, echoed his coach as he was questioned about his own approach to Game 2.
"I'll just keep playing the same way," he said. "Stay focused on your game, that's all you can do."
That's particularly so given the Flyers going on record that they would try to renew their strong, physical attack in the opening moments of tonight's game.
"I expect them to be better, that's for sure," said Krejci. "But it's about our game, I don't want to talk about them.
"We'll be better, too," he added. "This is a big one tonight."
When asked if he had taken any solace from his ability to jump right back into a playoff series with Philadelphia after injury prevented his finishing the second round of 2010, Krejci thought for a moment and said, "Yeah, kind of."
"But then I thought about it. The series is never over until it is really over. You know?
"So, it was a good game, the first one, but there's so much work to be done."
Krejci explained that his plan for tonight was simple.
"So, don't get too comfortable," he sad. "Don't be satisfied and go out there and play until the last minute."B's Digest Big News
Coach Julien was asked about his team's reaction to the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. troops and whether he had thought about addressing the squad accordingly.
"Well that is something that went through my mind this morning, no doubt about that," said Julien. "When something major like that happens, I guess all the attention is thrown that way.
"But our guys, this morning, seemed fine in the morning skate. I liked their focus and...if one team is going through it, I’m sure the other team is as well. I think our guys are very professional and capable of separating the things that are important when the time comes.
"Everybody was obviously very interested in hearing what has happened in the last little while with [the important news]. But at the same time, I think it’s important for us to be ready for the game and the guys understand that."