Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/09/11 at 10:57 AM ET
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien has a bit of a Midas touch right now.
If what he touches doesn’t turn to gold, then it’s certainly win. And lopsided wins at that.
With his team trailing 2-0 in the Stanley Cup finals heading into Game 3, Julien inserted tough guy Shawn Thornton and benched rookie Tyler Seguin. The Bruins went on to throttle the Vancouver Canucks 8-1. Then, without top-six forward Nathan Horton, who is out for the rest of the playoffs with a concussion from Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome’s hit, Julien moved Rich Peverley into Horton’s spot for Game 4.
All Peverley did was score the first and fourth goals in a 4-0 victory Wednesday night that evened this Stanley Cup finals series at two games apiece. But “even” is hardly something you would call this series after the Bruins ran roughshod over the NHL’s best regular-season team the past two games.
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