MONTREAL — Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas’ stop of an Alexander Ovechkin penalty shot wasn’t the only memorable moment from the Eastern Conference All-Stars’ practice at Bell Centre today.
Here are a few tidbits:
•During the practice, some of the players were interviewed near the benches and the live feed was shown on the Jumbotron. The biggest cheers were obviously for Montreal Canadiens Alexei Kovalev and Carey Price, as well as Montreal native Vinny Lecavalier of Tampa Bay.
When it was time to chat with Bruins head coach Claude Julien, who’s filling the same role for the Eastern Conference All-Stars, boos rained down. However, by the time the bilingual interview was complete, Julien had turned most of the boos to cheers with just a smattering of negative reaction from a near packed house at Bell Centre. (more…)