BOSTON — The majority of you are still at home putting pins into your Claude Julien voodoo doll even after the team won Game 7 of its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Montreal tonight at TD Garden.
You should know, however, that in describing how it felt to see Nathan Horton score the game-winner in the 4-3 overtime win, Julien said he had the fans in mind.
“I think it felt pretty good. Because if you look back, my first year here we took Montreal to seven games and lost that seventh game in Montreal. We know the last couple years it’s been Carolina and it’s been Philadelphia. So to be able to win a seventh game … I guess I saw some of the stats of the Bruins in the seventh game. So again it was just one of those things that you feel happy,” said the coach.
“And more so, it happened in our building. Our fans were excited, elated to see that goal go in. And for us, I guess, as a group, it was nice to reward our fans with that because they’ve been punished enough.”
The punishment has ended … at least for another couple weeks. The ghosts of Montreal have been banished and now it’s time to deal with the phantoms associated with Philadelphia.