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“"It's frustrating," Julien said. "Right now, it's frustrating that you end up 17 minutes in the penalty box when you should've been on the power play. It's as simple as that. And it's frustrating because tonight, as everybody saw, there's a lot of embellishment, and this is embarrassing for our game, the embellishing." Julien also pointed a finger at P.K. Subban for what he thought was his embellishment in an attempt to draw a power play after the Canadiens' defenseman was hit by Bruins winger Milan Lucic in the first period. "It was pretty obvious when P.K. gets hit and he throws himself into the glass and holds his head," Julien said. "Once we start calling those penalties for embellishment, teams will stop doing it. But until we take charge of that it's going to be an issue. "It's hard on referees, and when people embellish it makes them look bad. We just make sure we get the right people when it comes to that and calling embellishment and maybe they'll stop embarrassing referees." Julien defended his team when asked whether the Canadiens changed the Bruins' game plan as the power plays increased. The coach used a second-period penalty for cross-checking on Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference as an example of how embellishment was preventing Boston from playing its game. "Our plan was to play the same way we do every night," Julien said. "We don't play differently because it's the Montreal Canadiens. We play our game and the physicality of our game is part of it, and we just have to go out there and continue at it. We can't change. Our hits are clean. Even the push in the corner on Ference. A little push and they throw themselves into the boards and another power play. We can't change our style. We gotta play the way we play. If it's clean then it should be deemed clean."
We're trying to clean that out of our game, and it's gotta be done soon because it's not about tonight, it's about the game, and the embellishment embarrasses our game. We need to be better at that.” -- Bruins coach Claude Julien