Claude Julien put it simply after the Boston Bruins’ 5-3 loss to the Dallas Stars: The B’s didn’t play well.
The Bruins coach said the biggest reason for Tuesday night’s loss was that his team wasn’t committed enough and wasted the opportunities they don’t usually get. Boston ranked dead last in power play opportunities before Tuesday’s game with 125, but they went 0-for-3 with the man advantage against Dallas.
“Our power play got outworked tonight, was not sharp and we had those opportunities that we always complain about, not having power plays,” Julien told NESN’s Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley after the loss. “But we got them tonight, and we didn’t do anything with them, so real disappointed in our power play, and our guys should be.
“The other thing, too, that I thought wasn’t very good for us tonight is our commitment in a lot of places, but we didn’t have enough guys going tonight, and … if your best players can’t be your best players, and you look at some of the mistakes that you made are coming from guys that you rely on a lot, it’s hard to win in this league that way.”
The Bruins now have dropped three of their last four contests, but for Julien, there’s a simple solution for that, too.
“The only way we’re going to get out of this is if we have our 20 players in the lineup playing well.”
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