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No Rest for the Bruins

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
EDMONTON -- There will be no rest for the weary or the streaking Bruins on Sunday in Edmonton where the road tripping Black & Gold will also have to resist the temptation to rest on their laurels as they take on the NHL's 30th ranked team, the Edmonton Oilers.


Chara. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
"We have a four game road trip and we got two wins but we should not be satisfied -- we play again tomorrow," said Chara, emphatically, after Saturday's 3-1 B's victory over the Vancouver Canucks. "We set a goal and we have to go after it.

"We know that the last two teams we played were really good teams, but every game in a challenge no matter who we play.

"Teams [below], they try to push for the playoffs and teams above try to accomplish what they [can] going into the playoffs," he said. 

Chara explained that the Vancouver victory showed how important it is that the B's hit the ice firing on all cylinders.

"Especially when you have games like this, when everything can make a difference, every little thing. We have to be on top of our game and we have to stay focused for 60 minutes and really stick to the game plan," he said. "I thought for the most part we did that and we got rewarded and it was a good win for us.

"Again, we won again and we are happy about it, but we all know that the team we played tonight is really good all over the ice and we take it. We take the win, we like to win. We feel good about ourselves and are gaining our confidence going forward.

"But it’s not something that we should be satisfied with," he said.

No Update on Ference
Chara's fellow defenseman Andrew Ference left yesterday's game with a "lower-body" injury and was unable to return.

There was no immediate update after the game.

"Yeah well, it’s still a lower body injury," said Boston Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien. "I don’t know if there is an update on him."

Julien did know that he was proud of his defense corps ability to stem the tide against Vancouver.

"The one thing our 'D' did tonight...was do a great job," said Julien. "[The Canucks] are a pretty good team offensively and to be able to limit them to one goal, you give the D’s a lot of credit and you give your goaltender a lot of credit.

"I think we managed our ice well and they were as fresh as they could be at the end.

"But they worked hard, they gave us some good battles down low and those guys were ready to battle," he said. 
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