VANCOUVER (CBS/AP) – The power play and respect were on the minds of the Bruins, or at least the reporters covering them Friday in Vancouver.
Several of the players fielded questions about the team’s struggling power play and whether it’s clicking.
Despite not scoring the team managed to get a good number of chances in game one, including nine shots on that early four-minute chance.
“We have way better chances now,” first-line center David Krejci said. “We’re shooting the puck more because we know he’s a big body and it’s tough to see around him for (Roberto) Luongo. Me and (Nathan) Horton have to get down there and help him out and play a 3-on-2 down there and try to out-battle them.”
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Judging by practice on Friday, the Bruins plan to keep 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara parked atop the Canucks’ crease rather than use his 100-mph slap shot at the point. Julien first used that tactic late in the Eastern Conference finals.
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The other hot topic reporters were asking the Bruins about was respect.
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Bruins Center Milan Lucic says he isn’t reading the papers or watching sports coverage on television, yet he still has opinions about it. “It’s clear that you guys aren’t giving us much of a chance,” the Vancouver native said in a news conference. “Obviously we can’t control what you guys say. That’s why we try not to watch or read too much of what you guys say.”
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