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Turn up the volume: B’s ready from the start
Posted By Mike Petraglia On October 4, 2009 @ 12:23 am In General | No Comments
After laying an egg in their season opener against Washington, the Bruins knew they had to pick up the effort level on Saturday against Aaron Ward, Andrew Alberts and the Carolina Hurricanes, the same team that eliminated last spring in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
And there would be no slow start to this one, like on Thursday night when the Bruins fell down early and never really recovered.
The Bruins scored on four of their eight power play chances and routed Carolina, 7-2, before a pumped-up TD Garden crowd that was treated to nearly as many good brawls as goals. Milan Lucic and Shawn Thornton added to the festivities with their bouts against the Canes.
Here’s what the combatants had to say, or at least some of the key players and coaches.
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 Head coach Claude Julien said the effort was there on Saturday night: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/?attachment_id=17349
 Julien said his team knew they had to pick up the energy level from Thursday: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/?attachment_id=17350
 Marc Savard said the Bruins had to keep things simple to get back on track: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/?attachment_id=17351
 Steve Begin said the Bruins found their groove on Saturday: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/?attachment_id=17352
 Carolina defenseman Andrew Alberts said the Canes knew the Bruins would come out angry: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/?attachment_id=17353
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