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Practice in Pittsburgh

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
PITTSBURGH -- The sun actually did come up in Pennsylvania, and despite a delay of almost an hour, the Bruins did practice after holding a meeting in the visiting locker room at Pittsburgh's new hockey home of Consol Energy Center.


The Bruins practiced in Pittsburgh on Sunday
"I think it was important to go over some video and some situations," said Boston Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien, post-practice. "It's very unfortunate this morning that we’re talking about a game that we played extremely well for forty minutes.

"Even though you gained a point, it’s something that you should have come out with two and them with none, and you know you have to rectify those situations so that you know when you’re put in that position again you need to react better."

Asked what came out of the meeting, forward Blake Wheeler said, "Well, just things that were on people’s minds.

"I think those things are necessary sometimes when things are building and it was a good chance to kind of let that out."

The club then took the ice for some skating drills and shots during a skating intense practice that picked up about 20-minutes into the session.

"This morning we were still talking about what went wrong and what we still have to rectify," said defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. "And I think we all know what to do, but it’s a matter of actually doing it on the ice.

"I mean we win a lot of games. And if we stay with our game plan and we follow it -- you win."

"But I think now everybody is looking to tomorrow and we’ll be ready to play tomorrow."

But instead of focusing on how to adjust to the Sidney Crosby-less Pittsburgh Penguins, the B's will look in the mirror.

"It’s all about us," explained Seidenberg. "If we play our game, we’re fine."

As far as the match-up with Pittsburgh is concerned, Coach Julien is thankful for the opportunity to get right back into action.

"Well I think it’s important to get right back on the horse," said Julien. "When you fall down you get right back up and we need to bounce back.

"You know that schedule is out of our control and we’ll take whatever game comes along.

"I think it’s more about how we’re going to bounce back than anything else than when the game is

"It’s really in our hands and how we react is up to us," he said.
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