The Bruins are going through a rough patch. At least they hope it's just a patch.
The latest loss came Tuesday night at home, where the B's fell to the Leafs, 4-3.
It's the fifth loss in eight games for the B's, who lost to the Ducks and Kings recently out west.
But despite the losses, and the off-and-on Tuukka Rask, Claude Julien isn't hitting the panic button or criticizing his team.
"Every year we go through this. Every year we seem to have [in] middle of the seasono go through a struggle and we work our way out of it," Julien said. "Nothing is different. We're sitting here talking about this team, but there's not a single team in this league that doesn't go through this. So I'm trying not to be overly critical versus trying to fight our way out of it. So that's what I'm trying to do here."
Julien is confident that his players will figure it out in time.
"I never question the character of this hockey club. That's never been a question for me anyways. They've always been resilient and they will continue to be resilient. Going through a situation where our team has to pick its game up and be better."