Claude Julien: Bruins Must ‘Wake Up,’ Start Acting Like Elite Team (Video)

The Boston Bruins lost to the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Tuesday night after blowing a 3-1 lead in the third period, and needless to say, no one was too happy about dipping below the .500 mark once again.

Least happy of all was Bruins coach Claude Julien.

“I thought that our guys kind of lost their composure,” Julien said. “We stopped skating, we stopped competing and they were getting to the puck first everywhere and they were getting their shots through. We got caught watching way too much tonight”

“(The Wild) played last night,” Julien added. “There’s no reason we should have been outplayed like that in the third period, so that’s certainly not something we need to accept here.”

Julien realizes that the Bruins have some leeway being 5-6-0 this early in the season, but he also recognizes that that time will disappear very quickly if they don’t turn things around.

“Sometimes, you dig yourself a hole and finally you wake up,” Julien said. “And I think right now we have to wake up and realize that if we want to be perceived as an elite team, we got to start playing like one, we got to start acting like one and a lot of that is about our work ethic and compete level.”

Hear more from the Bruins head coach in the video above.

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

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