Claude Julien: Bruins’ Defense Stepped Up Vs. Lightning In Zdeno Chara’s Absence

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The Boston Bruins faced some adversity Sunday, but they met the challenge head-on.

The Bruins already were without defenseman Zdeno Chara and lost fellow D-man John-Michael Liles to an injury just five minutes into the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning. But Boston’s depleted defense held strong, limiting Tampa Bay to just a third-period goal in a 4-1 win at TD Garden.

Bruins coach Claude Julien was quite pleased with his defense’s effort after the game. Hear what he had to say to NESN’s Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley in the “Bruins Overtime Live” video above.

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