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It’s all good… Bruins ready for two-city trip

Posted By Mike Petraglia On December 9, 2008 @ 12:40 pm In General | 1 Comment

Bruins coach Claude Julien [1] worked his team through an energetic practice this morning at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, with the emphasis being on how to handle success… namely don’t get cute when you have the lead.

The Bruins led after one period Monday night, 3-0, but allowed Tampa Bay to make a charge at them, closing to within 4-3 with 19.0 seconds remaining before P.J. Axelsson salted the game away with an empty netter.

Some other morsels from Tuesday morning’s skate.

X-rays on Stephane Yelle’s [2] ribs were negative after he collided with linesman Mark Shewchyk on Monday night.

Aaron Ward [3] skated at center ice while the team worked on drills. But don’t expect him to rush back to action for Wednesday in Washington.  “If I were a betting man, I’d say ‘no’ (to playing),” Ward said.

Marco Sturm [4] is making progress and is getting closer to a return from concussion-like symptoms.

All three made the trip to Washington and are considered day-to-day by coach Julien. “All encouraging news,” Juilen said.

Put ‘em upManny Fernandez [5], not to be confused with Stan Jonathan, joked with tough guy Milan Lucic [6] about a pugilistic battle on the ice should the Bruins win the Stanley Cup [7].

The 19-4-4 Bruins play the Capitals on Wednesday in Washington and the Thrashers in Atlanta on Friday before returning home for a date with Atlanta on Saturday at the Garden.


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[3] Aaron Ward: http://weei.stats.com/nhl/playerstats.asp?id=539&team=1

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