The Boston Bruins were tired, both physically and mentally, after flying cross-country to return from a three-game road trip.

While coach Claude Julien acknowledged that the exhaustion certainly was a factor in the Black and Gold’s 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday night, he also was sure to point out that the team needs to play smarter.

NESN’s Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley spoke to the coach after the loss on “Bruins Overtime Live.” Check it out in the video above.

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