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Claude Julien: ‘We’re a very focused group right now’

05.22.13 at 12:06 am ET
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In the wake of a 2-1 win in Game 3 that leaves them one win from the Eastern Conference finals, Bruins coach Claude Julien says he can sense his team has found its groove.

‘€œWe’€™re a very focused group right now, and the challenge is to stay there.’€ Julien said. ‘€œAfter the second period, we’€™re playing a good road period. I thought with a couple of breaks in the first period, we could’€™ve been ahead. We didn’€™t care if we had to go to overtime, we just wanted to get that first goal.

‘€œThere’€™s no doubt. I don’€™t only see it on the ice, I feel it in the dressing room everywhere else. The Jekyll and Hyde thing I haven’€™t seen since midway through the Toronto series.’€

Since falling behind 4-1 with 11 minutes left in the third period of Game 7 against Toronto, the Bruins have outscored the competition 14-3 while winning four straight games.

The Bruins also handed New York its first home ice loss of the playoffs after the Rangers won Games 3, 4 and 6 on Madison Square Garden ice in the first round against Washington.

‘€œYou have to be proud of your team,’€ Julien said. ‘€œ[Playing] a Rangers team that hadn’€™t lost here in a long time, playing well here in the playoffs. We had to be better. We’€™re playing well and eventually get that goal and it came.’€

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