For the first time in nearly a decade, the Boston Bruins are on the outside looking in at the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Bruins lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in a shootout Saturday night, eliminating any chance of earning the final wild-card spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. It’s the first time since the 2006-07 season that Boston has failed to reach the postseason.
It’d be easy for the Bruins to point fingers after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 campaign. After the game, however, head coach Claude Julien made one thing very clear: The failure to reach the postseason is on everyone.
“Obviously we have to take this as a group, and I don’t think anybody should not be involved in that blame,” Julien told NESN’s Jack Edwards. “I think that we all have to take that and try to get ourselves to be better moving forward here.”
Hear more from the head coach on his team missing the playoffs in the video above.
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