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Claude Julien tweaks overtime approach to avoid shootout
Posted By DJ Bean On November 23, 2013 @ 5:45 pm In General | No Comments
The Bruins showed they don’t like the shootout Thursday night by saying they don’t like the shootout. Claude Julien  did it Saturday by loading up on forwards during overtime.
In an attempt to get some scoring during the five-minute 4-on-4 session, Julien played Patrice Bergeron’s line with Zdeno Chara  and then David Krejci ‘s line with Johnny Boychuk , so three forwards and one defenseman rather than two and two.
“We’ve practiced that this year when we’ve done our 4-on-4,” Julien said following the win. “For me, we haven’t been very lucky in shootouts — or we haven’t gotten much out of our shootouts — so I just thought it was important to maybe get a line out there, give us maybe some more offense because of the fact they’re used to playing with each other and not about taking that chance, but taking that strategy and having one defenseman there and making sure a forward always came back. Tonight it paid off.”
Julien’s move paid off, as the B’s got a goal from Krejci’s line when Jarome Iginla split two Hurricanes defenders to set up Krejci’s game-winning goal in Boston’s 3-2 win over Carolina.
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