BOSTON — For the past week, the Boston Bruins have looking adversity straight in the eyes.
Rumors of the coach’s job being in jeopardy were flooded from the internet to the Hub’s airwaves; questions regarding the team’s heart and effort — or lack thereof — were the talk of the town; and the team’s emotion was replaced with complacency.
During last night’s 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers, Boston competed for a full 60 minutes, played like the Big Bad Bruins of old, and shattered the notions of their lack of character.
“I thought the guys competed well. And they competed for sixty minutes,” said head coach Claude Julien at the post game press conference. “Basically, it’s what we needed right now is to hopefully turn things around.”