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Claude Julien defends Zdeno Chara

Updated: April 17, 2011, 3:36 PM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Though he tried one more time to see if he could play in Game 2 by skating in pregame warm-ups Saturday, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara just couldn't overcome the symptoms of what a Bruins source told ESPNBoston.com was a "vicious stomach virus."

Chara was not in lineup for the Bruins' 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens that put them down 2-0 in the series, and afterward Boston coach Claude Julien took offense to media and fan speculation that Chara could've played and ...

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