Bruins Not Panicking Despite Sloppy Play in Game 1 Loss to Lightning


The Bruins showed a lot of frustration at the end of their 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, but there has been no sense of panic in the B's locker room in the wake of the defeat.

Bruins head coach Claude Julien, whose postseason record with the Bruins now stands at 25-18, said that the loss was really about the Bruins' mistakes. He also said that they need to make improvements before Tuesday's Game 2, and that they are open to whatever the right solution may be.

It's unclear whether Patrice Bergeron will be part of that solution. His status is still uncertain for Game 2, and Julien said that the star center will not play unless he is at 100 percent.

NESN's Andy Brickley said the Bruins never got into an offensive rhythm in Game 1, and that Bergeron's absence had a domino effect on the rest of the team. He did stress, however, that the Bruins' shortcomings in Game 1 are correctable.

To hear what else Julien and the Bruins had to say about the Game 1 loss on NESN Daily, as well as what Andy Brickley thinks the Bruins need to improve, check out the video above.

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