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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Julien returns after attending service for Burns

By Joe McDonald

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien, who missed practice on Monday to attend the memorial service in Montreal for Pat Burns, was back on the ice Tuesday as the Bruins prepare to face the Flyers on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

Julien, along with Harry Sinden, Ray Bourque and Don Sweeney, represented the Bruins at the memorial service.

“It’s never fun to go to these kinds of things,” Julien said. “It can certainly get emotional at times, but I thought they did a very good job in honoring him. I was glad I had the opportunity to go.”

Julien’s coaching path has mirrored that of Burns. Both began their coaching careers with the Hull Olympiques in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and both coached the Canadiens, Devils and Bruins. Both men also won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach.