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Julien: ‘We collapsed’ in third period meltdown

Posted By Mike Petraglia On December 15, 2009 @ 1:39 am In General | No Comments

Claude Julien [1] expected more from his team on Monday night.

He thought after his Bruins killed a 5-on-3 Philadelphia power play in the first period, they would come out for the jugular.

He thought after they worked and worked and finally got a late second-period goal from Vladimir Sobokta on a lucky re-direct of a centering pass from Shawn Thornton [2], they would find a way to put away the Flyers in the third period. They were 9-0-0 before Monday night in similar situations this season.

And he thought, despite a Sobokta goal being disallowed earlier in the game, the Bruins would outwork the dispirited Flyers and come away with two points.

If Monday’s game were a multiple choice game, none of the above would be the correct answer as the Flyers scored three unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes and came away with a much-needed, much deserved 3-1 win at TD Garden.

Claude Julien said his team simply collapsed in a third-period meltdown [3].

Julien said he expected more from his team after killing a Flyers 5-on-3 power play [4].

Julien said he was disappointed his team wasn’t ready for the third [5].

Zdeno Chara said two good periods wasn’t good enough on Monday [6].

Chara said the Flyers played like the hungrier team [7].

Mark Recchi said the Bruins had no killer instinct [8].


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

[2] Shawn Thornton: http://media.weei.com/hockey/shawn-thornton.htm

[3] Claude Julien said his team simply collapsed in a third-period meltdown: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/121409_claudejulien_lostcontrolinthirdperiod.mp3

[4] Julien said he expected more from his team after killing a Flyers 5-on-3 power play: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/121409_claudejulien_5on3penaltykill.mp3

[5] Julien said he was disappointed his team wasn’t ready for the third: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/121409_claudejulien_wewerentreadyforthird.mp3

[6] Zdeno Chara said two good periods wasn’t good enough on Monday: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/121409_zdenochara_weplayedgoodfirsttwoperiodsnotthird.mp3

[7] Chara said the Flyers played like the hungrier team: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/121409_zdenochara_flyersweremorehungry.mp3

[8] Mark Recchi said the Bruins had no killer instinct: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/121409_markrecchi_wehadnokillerinstinct.mp3

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