In the weeks since I first wrote about the Bruins’ inability to earn a sufficient amount of power plays, nothing has improved.
Boston still ranks just 28th in the league with 255 power-play opportunities. The Bruins have gone on the power play just once in each of their last two games. Last week against Chicago, they skated through an entire game without gaining a man-advantage
One would think that a team that relies so much on grit and work ethic would be able to attract more infractions against the opposition.
Head coach Claude Julien didn’t want to delve into the topic this afternoon after practice. When asked why his team doesn’t draw more penalties, Julien closed his media briefing with a veiled swipe at the officiating his team has had to contend with.
“That’s a good question. Do you watch the games? Do you think we should have more power plays? That’s my answer,” said Julien.