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Claude Julien defends goaltender switch, saying Bruins ‘needed some bigger saves’

Posted By DJ Bean On January 1, 2011 @ 10:37 pm In General | 1 Comment

Tuukka Rask [1], making his first start since Dec. 15, was pulled from the game after allowing three goals on 16 shots in the first period. The B’s led, 4-3, at the time, and went on to lose, 7-6, to the Sabres in a shootout.

Following the game, coach Claude Julien [2] defended the decision in his post-game interview on NESN.

“We felt that we needed some bigger saves,” Julien said. “He hasn’t played in a while, but still, we needed to win this hockey game, so we thought it was important to make that change.”

Rask is 2-7-1 this season.

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