Julien: Being down 2-1 'not the end of the world'

Julien: Being down 2-1 'not the end of the world'
May 7, 2014, 3:00 pm
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BROSSARD, Quebec – The Bruins and Montreal Canadiens spent the early hours of their Wednesday idle day between games practicing, and getting ready for a Thursday night Game 4 that’s sure to be a Stanley Cup playoff slobberknocker.

Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell, Jordan Caron, Justin Florek, Matt Bartkowski, Corey Potter, Dennis Seidenberg, and Chad Johnson were the only players to skate for the Black and Gold at the Bell Sports Complex practice facility for the Habs. The Canadiens, meanwhile, had a full team practice, and appeared the picture of confidence that a team should up 2-1 with home ice advantage in a best-of-seven series.

“We have that business attitude right now, and we've had that since Day One of the playoffs,” said Montreal coach Michel Therrien. “It's been a big key for us.”

The Bruins have also trailed for nearly all of the three games thus far against Montreal, and constantly playing from behind can be taxing from a mental standpoint.

Claude Julien was asked about the mindset down 2-1 in the series against the Habs, and said the Bruins aren’t hitting the panic button quite yet.

“It’s a 2-1 series, and it’s not the end of the world for us,” said Claude Julien. “We’re not panicking by any means.”

The Bruins will show how much they’re not panicking by taking the ice for Game 4 at the Bell Centre with the defiant, focused attitude that seemed to be missing in the opening 30 minutes of Tuesday’s rough effort.