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Turn up the volume: no one will feel sorry for us

Say this much for Bruins head coach Claude Julien [1] – he’s not looking for sympathy.

In the opening month of the season, he has lost his leading playmaker Marc Savard [2], his leading tough guy in Milan Lucic [3] and now, David Krejci [4], one of his most skilled young forwards has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus.

Add to that the team’s power play is dead last among the 30 NHL [5] clubs and you have a team that is having a hard time scoring. How hard? Try 192 minutes, six seconds without lighting the lamp between Vladimir Sobotka’s tally on Saturday and Patrice Bergeron’s game-tying goal with 51.7 seconds to go on Thursday.

Still, the Bruins had to settle for just the one point as the trio of Blake Wheeler [6], Bergeron and Mark Recchi [7] could not solve Carey Price [8] in the shootout and fell 2-1 to the Montreal Canadiens [9].

Claude Julien said no one will feel sorry for the Bruins [10].

Julien said Bergeron deserved a star Thursday as Boston’s best player [11].

Montreal’s Carey Price said he could tell Bruins were desperate to score [12].

Tim Thomas said the Bruins couldn’t get discouraged when the Bergeron goal was disallowed in the second period [13].

Patrice Bergeron said the Bruins had to keep going, even after disallowed goal [14].

Bergeron said this is one step forward for the Bruins [15].