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Boston Bruins Off-Day News: April 17

After their come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals last night, the Boston Bruins got the day off, but still coach Claude Julien and some of the players were available to give their thoughts on the effort in game three.

“The quality of the shots, the quality how we worked in front of that net and also our battle was a lot better,” Julien said.

He specifically mentioned Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand, who didn’t get on the score sheet but who did get physically involved with the Capitals.

“Just because you’re not on the score sheet or they don’t score goals doesn’t mean they didn’t have a good game,” he said. “I liked [Lucic]’s game yesterday; he was skating, he was physical, he was making things happen,” he added. (See the picture above for an example of Lucic making something happen.)

Chris Kelly emphasized the importance of staying calm even when things are looking bad.

“There’s certain times throughout the year you look back and reflect and realize we’ve been through this, there’s no need to panic. There’s going to be lots of highs and lots of lows and the important thing is to stay on an even keel,” he said.

Talk about your calming presence.

Andrew Ference praised fellow defenseman Dennis Seidenberg for his work on ice: “I think he does an extremely good job of being consistent against his matchup…he’s really tough to shake.” There is a whole article today about Seidenberg’s performance and he’s been doing a pretty good job–together with Zdeno Chara, matched up against Washington’s top line, they’ve held those top-liners to just seven points in these three games.

Sidebar: There are no updates on Adam McQuaid or Tuukka Rask.