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You know you’re a good hockey team when your coach says, “We’re getting used to wins, and that’s nice. But we’re at the stage now where we’re really looking at how we’re winning hockey games.” Claude Julien didn’t have to say anything to his team following its 5-3 dispatching of the woebegone Tampa Bay Lightning at the Garden. He left them to think about how a 3-0 first period lead turned into a nail-biter in the final minute of regulation. All of which leads to this, when you are a good team you learn from your wins just as much as your losses and that was the case last night. The Bruins are still in phenomenal shape at 19-4-4, with 42 points and atop the Eastern Conference. Only the unconscious San Jose Sharks have more points in the NHL.
Bruins coach Claude Julien said his team got away with playing with fire.
Julien said he doesn’t want to see his team get cute with leads.
Captain Zdeno Chara said the team came out hot in the first.
Dennis Wideman said the Monday night Garden crowd pumped him up.
Michael Ryder said the Bruins learned their lesson Monday night.
Make sure to keep your June open, and not just for the world champion Boston Celtics. The Boston Bruins may be forcing the Green to share the spotlight come late spring. There’s a long, long way to go in the NHL season but the way they handled the defending Stanley Cup champs Saturday night at the Garden made believers of everyone, including the defending champs. The Bruins are right now legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. Our own Joe Haggerty has much more. Here was the reaction from the locker rooms on Saturday.
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said they hit their stride when they stopped taking penalities.
Marc Savard said the B’s outworked the Red Wings in the third.
Blake Wheeler said this was a measuring stick game.
Dennis Wideman said the Bruins kept the Red Wings out of the middle of the ice.
Chris Osgood said he’s impressed with the Bruins.
One sign of a really good team that believes it can go deep into the playoffs is finding out early in the season that it can win games in many different ways. The Boston Bruins are proving just that. They won back-to-back 1-0 games against Edmonton and Vancouver. They won a hard-fought 3-2 decision on the road on Monday night in Toronto. They lost defenseman Andrew Ference with a fractured right leg and were without Marco Sturm, out with an upper body injury. And, to the admission of center Marc Savard, they came out sluggish on Wednesday night against Buffalo after getting a day off on Tuesday. After falling behind 4-2 midway through the first period, the light went on, the red light behind Sabres goalie Ryan Miller – five straight times to be exact as the Bruins prevailed 7-4, their 10th win in 12 games, a stretch that has seen them capture 21 of a possible 24 points.
Zdeno Chara scored twice on the power play with two haymaker slap shots from the point.
Chara said the team is happy but not satisfied right now with the way they’re winning games.
Head coach Claude Julien is happy that Chara broke out with a big night.
Julien said it wasn’t a beautiful win but he’ll take it.
Patrice Bergeron said the team overcame slow start.
Bergeron on winning 10 games in a 12-game stretch.
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