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Turn up the volume: Tuukka is still a ‘bad’ loser

Posted By Mike Petraglia On November 27, 2009 @ 5:40 pm In General | No Comments

Claude Julien [1] made it clear after his team dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to the New Jersey Devils [2] on Friday afternoon – you can’t criticize your team when they fight hard and lose on penalty shots.

The good to come out of the Friday’s loss – beyond the effort level without the reinjured Milan Lucic [3] – is they gained a point and now have 29, tied with Ottawa for first in the Northeast Division, one point ahead of Buffalo.

The bad is they still are searching for ways to light the lamp. The Bruins were 0-for-3 on the power play and now have just four goals in their last 24 chances on the man advantage. They are 12-for-86 on the season, 27th out of 30 in the NHL [4].

Here are some audio highlights from the Bruins locker room and podium following the Black Friday matinee at TD Garden.

Julien said you can’t criticize the team or goalie Tuukka Rask after a tip-top effort [5].

Julien said they got a very quality goalie when they acquired Rask from Toronto for Andrew Raycroft in June 2006 [6].

Blake Wheeler, who scored Boston’s only goals on the day in regulation and the shootout, said they turned up the intensity in the third [7].

Wheeler said the team is looking forward to their Saturday night showdown with Ottawa at the Garden [8].

Marc Savard said the team is not about to have a ‘woe is us’ mentality after losing Milan Lucic for a month [9].

Savard almost won the game with three seconds to go in regulation but was denied by Martin Brodeur [10].

Savard is looking forward to the Senators coming to town [11].

Tuukka Rask calls himself a bad loser, in regulation or overtime [12].


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[1] Claude Julien: http://media.weei.com/hockey/claude-julien.htm

[2] New Jersey Devils: http://media.weei.com/hockey/new-jersey-devils.htm

[3] Milan Lucic: http://media.weei.com/hockey/milan-lucic.htm

[4] NHL: http://media.weei.com/hockey/nhl.htm

[5] Julien said you can’t criticize the team or goalie Tuukka Rask after a tip-top effort: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112709_claudejulien_cantcriticizeyourteamforshootoutloss.mp3

[6] Julien said they got a very quality goalie when they acquired Rask from Toronto for Andrew Raycroft in June 2006: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112709_claudejulien_teamknowsnottoblametuukka.mp3

[7] Blake Wheeler, who scored Boston’s only goals on the day in regulation and the shootout, said they turned up the intensity in the third: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112709_blakewheeler_thirdperiodwasourbest.mp3

[8] Wheeler said the team is looking forward to their Saturday night showdown with Ottawa at the Garden: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112709_blakewheeler_weareplayingbetterhockey.mp3

[9] Marc Savard said the team is not about to have a ‘woe is us’ mentality after losing Milan Lucic for a month: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112709_marcsavard_keepheadsupafterlucicloss.mp3

[10] Savard almost won the game with three seconds to go in regulation but was denied by Martin Brodeur: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112709_marcsavard_hischancewiththreesecsleftinregulation.mp3

[11] Savard is looking forward to the Senators coming to town: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112709_marcsavard_nowottawainhersatnite.mp3

[12] Tuukka Rask calls himself a bad loser, in regulation or overtime: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112709_tuukkarask_stillhatelosinginovertime.mp3

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