BOSTON — An inquisitor on the campus of Boston University today asked Bruins head coach Claude Julien about his team’s eight-goal eruption in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in light of the fact that his team had scored just two goals in the first games against Vancouver.
The coach, whose team trails the series 2-1 heading into Wednesday’s Game 4 at TD Garden, didn’t shy away from the notion that his team was struggling to score.
“Well, I don’t know if I’d say it was a suggestion. I think we were having a hard time scoring. Let’s not pretend that we weren’t,” said Julien with his new-found postseason smile. “We weren’t doing the right things in regard to that. Last night was a better game. I thought we had some better-quality shots, we had better traffic in front of net. Even you saw some of those goals, we took loose pucks, instead of working the perimeter, we started taking pucks more to the net and consequently gave us goals that we were looking for since the start of the series.”
The Bruins didn’t practice today and instead held some off-ice press conferences. Without Nathan Horton, doing that scoring is going to be more difficult. But more on that later.