Habs coach says the Bruins ‘try to influence referees,’ because that’s what they do

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“They try to influence referees. That’s the way they are. That’s not going to change. That’s the way they like to do their things.”

That was Montreal coach Michel Therrien speaking today about Bruins coach Claude Julien, who you’ll recall wasn’t too pleased with the officiating in Game 2 of the bitter rivals’ second-round series.

If you listen to the audio, Therrien also didn’t think much of the Bruins’ comments about Habs goalie Carey Price, accusing Boston of doing the same thing last year in the Stanley Cup Final with Chicago goalie Corey Crawford.

Specifically, Therrien accused the B’s of using the media to put pressure on their opponents.

What comments have the Bruins been making about Price? Well…

Torey Krug: “It seems like almost all of the goals so far have gone to the upper half of the net.”

Dougie Hamilton: “I think we’ve definitely noticed that when [Price is] screened, he’s looking low.”

Translation to maximize controversy: THE BRUINS THINK PRICE IS TOTALLY USELESS ON HIGH SHOTS!

Even if that’s not actually the case.