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Claude Julien doesn’t put all the blame on refs, says B’s are frustrated

10.18.11 at 10:41 pm ET
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Bruins coach Claude Julien, who was given a game misconduct in the third period of the B’s 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes Tuesday, said afterwards that he was unsure of why he was tossed from the game.

“I wish I knew,” Julien said. “I really wish I knew. I guess when they announced the misconduct to Lucic, I just shook my head. I guess that was merit for being kicked out. That’s all I can come up with.”

The Bruins were assessed 82 penalty minutes minutes, and though Julien seemed upset with his own penalty, he did not blame the officiating for the result of the contest, which dropped the Bruins to 2-4-0 on the season.

“We have to take responsibility for our own actions here. … I think what I saw from tonight is we started off the game well. In the first period we had some great chances, but we’re not capitalizing,” he said. “What I see is frustration setting in, and the minute we start getting frustrated, we lose focus of our game, and it gets worse and worse. That’s been a bit of a pattern this year.”

Julien’s lone criticism of the referees regarded Zdeno Chara’s third-period high-sticking call, with the Bruins’ coach accusing Hurricanes forward Eric Staal of diving.

“I’m not saying all the penalties were good calls,” Julien said. “I really was disappointed on the one on Zdeno, trying to hold his own ice, and for some reason he gets called because the other guy embellishes. That was one that was clear in my eyes that I would question, or not agree with, but the rest, they were calls and you have to take responsibility of your own actions.”

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