With four regulation losses in their last seven, Boston coach Claude Julien admitted today that the Bruins are “fighting to find our game right now.”
Julien also told reporters that the B’s “need to be angry at ourselves” going into tonight’s home game with the Maple Leafs.
Boston lost to the Leafs at the Air Canada Centre, 3-2, on Saturday — the first time the Bruins had fallen to Toronto since March 31, 2011.
To their credit, the Bruins outshot the Leafs 33-13, but a 3-0 deficit in goals was too much to overcome.
“It wasn’t there for the first 40 (minutes),” Boston defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said. “But when we did get desperate you see how we can play. It doesn’t really help playing that way when you’re down 3-0. We got to start playing that way at the beginning of the game.”
If the Bruins are true to their word, the Leafs may have to weather the storm early tonight.
Boston has won four straight at home — a streak that started March 7 with a 4-2 victory over the Leafs.
Julien says Lundqvist’s acting ‘doesn’t need to be on the ice’
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins
Somebody tell the Boston Bruins there’s a goal-scoring crisis in the NHL.
This afternoon, for the 14th time this season, a Bruins game featured at least six goals. The final score was 4-3, as Boston came back to beat the Rangers in a wildly entertaining Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC.
David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 remaining. Krejci’s goal came just 2:03 after teammate Ryan Spooner had tied it on the power play.
The win was the Bruins’ fifth straight. Though the defensive mistakes remain…
…Claude Julien’s troops have been finding ways to overcome them.