Q. Three overtimes, Game 1... Just speak to the level of energy and
effort to get onboard in this series?
COACH JULIEN: If you look at our game, I thought the first period,
we just weren't there. We were on our heels. They had total control of
that period. Tuukka kept us in there.
I thought the second, we started turning it around. Third, same
thing. We got better as the game went on. Overtime, that was the best,
had a lot of scoring chances there.
Like I told our guys, we got to show up on time for these kind of
games. It could have cost us tonight.
Again, we got rewarded because I thought from the second period on,
we were a good team, a better team, and by the end I thought we had more
Q. Was there anything specifically you did differently after the
COACH JULIEN: Yeah, we started playing. I mean that in the right
way. We were on our heels. We were second to the puck. We were just
throwing pucks out of our own end. We weren't making plays. We were
standing still in our own end. A couple of point-blank shots. We were
just not ready to play.
After the first period, a bit of a chat, we got ourselves going. We
got our feet moving at the start, then the rest followed, and eventually it
just got better.
Q. How did you like the combination of Paille, Kelly and Seguin?
COACH JULIEN: We didn't have much going. At one point I thought
that line would give us something. They responded well. Got both goals
tonight. It's a hunch from a coach. I know that Dan is a great skater,
can make a lot of things happen. Seguin after the first period was one of
the guys that picked up his game.
Kelly was one of the guys that was good right from the start. I put
those three guys together and they answered.
Q. Can you talk about Kelly? Was it nice to see him rewarded this
COACH JULIEN: Yeah, because I think he's been snake bitten for quite
a while. When you don't score, eventually you get scored on, and the
minuses keep creeping up. That was certainly something that bothered him.
I thought he played well tonight. He's played well in some games.
He hasn't been able to produce. So tonight is a good night for him, a good
time to obviously have a great game.
His effort and his will to be a better player was always there.
You're just waiting and hoping for that moment. Tonight was a great night
for that to happen.
Q. You got these goals from unlikely sources. Can you speak to the
work that Daniel did on the winning goal?
COACH JULIEN: You look at last game when they won, their heroes were
guys from third, fourth lines. Same thing for us. That's why you need
depth in the playoffs.
Top lines are playing head-to-head, top D. It's not always that easy
Dan skated well tonight. His forecheck created turnovers. He also
was a lot stronger on the puck as far as battling, coming up with it.
That was a great shot from him and obviously a great pass by Tyler.
That line, like I said, came up huge for us tonight.
Q. Is it about the battles?
COACH JULIEN: That's what it's all about. We need to battle. We
need to win those battles, come up with the puck, make those plays. That
puck ended up in front and Kelly went in there and banged at it.
Q. Chris Kelly, long time without a goal. Could you tell he was
pressing all these weeks?
COACH JULIEN: No doubt. Just because he doesn't see himself as a
goal-scorer doesn't mean he has to continue to have a goose egg on his
stats. There's no doubt that that bothered him, but not to the point where
it was going to stop him from coming in every game and giving an effort.
Sometimes that stuff, whether you like it or not, will weigh on you.
When you get a night like that, it certainly takes a lot of weight off your
shoulders and creates some positive thinking and some positive energy
Like I said, he and that line of Seguin and Paille were very good for
us. Felt comfortable enough to send them against a second line when I had
no choice, and didn't mind having to leave them out there.
Q. Overtime had a little tilt for the Bruins. What was said in the
locker room to bring it on there?
COACH JULIEN: Not much more then like I said earlier. I think the
first period was a period that we were really disappointed with. From the
second period on, we seemed to slowly get better and better. The further
the game went, the better we got.
That's just the way it was. Obviously when you come into this
building, you like to at least get a split. Our guys were committed enough
to work and get it.
Q. They were skating so well, moving the puck so well in the first
period. Did you catch up to them or did your physical play bring them back
COACH JULIEN: I don't know. Like I said earlier, I think we started
skating. It kind of at least leveled the play a little bit more. In the
first, they were skating and we weren't. It was totally lopsided.
It was a hard period to coach and to watch. I think after that first
period, we just decided to get our legs moving, moving the puck forward.
I still thought we battled the puck in the second period. We weren't
managing it well. But our legs were moving. Slowly things started going
Q. In the first period, obviously the differential was staggering.
The work that Tuukka did keeping you in that first period, were you
concerned about him being able to stand up to the buzz they were creating
around the net?
COACH JULIEN: I think obviously our players responded to that. I
think we gave them four shots in the second, four shots in the third, maybe
two or three in the overtime. I haven't checked that out yet. We at least
gave him a little bit of an opportunity to catch his breath again.
That first period, like I said, was extremely hard for him. But
thankfully our guys rewarded him with that effort by being a lot better in
front of him for the rest of the game.