Claude Julien: Guys have to step up

Updated: May 9, 2011, 1:19 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien decided to give his players the weekend off since they clinched their Eastern Conference semifinal series with a four-game sweep over the Philadelphia Flyers.

The schedule for the Eastern Conference finals matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning still isn't set, but the Bruins will have a couple of days back on the ice to prepare.

Boston will have to move forward without the services of centerman Patrice Bergeron, who is out indefinitely ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


  • Ice Breaker
    Pavel Datsyuk scored with 3:01 left as the Wings edged the B's in Game 1.
  • Lacking Momentum
    The Orioles got to John Lackey right away, and the Sox couldn't recover.
  • Why They'll Run
    Six people impacted by the bombings share what motivated them to enter.
  • Cloudy Vision
    Danny isn't sure what the C's will look like, but he thinks they'll be better.
  • Change Of Heart
    After initially balking at returning, Rita Jeptoo will defend her Boston title.