Loss to Caps doesn’t change Chiarelli’s approach



BOSTON — In the immediate aftermath of the Boston Bruins’ 4-3 overtime loss to at TD Banknorth Garden today to Washington — a team the Bruins could see down the road in the postseason and a club that won the season series from Boston — general manager Peter Chiarelli said he wasn’t altering his mindset heading toward Wednesday’s trade deadline just because of one defeat.

“This was a game, obviously it was two of the top teams in the conference,” Chiarelli said. “Was it a statement game? I don’t know. I thought we played well in the third to come back. And as far as, does it change my plans going into the trade deadline? No. We take a look at the whole year and the team as a whole.”

Chiarelli stuck to his guns as far as not commenting on trade speculation when asked about one internet report that had the Bruins and Anaheim agreeing in principle to a deal involving Chris Pronger.

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