Coach Julien’s advice to the Bruins tonight: Have fun.


Jun 22, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien during the second period in game five of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins are on home ice again tonight for game six of the Stanley Cup Final. As we all know, the Bruins are facing elimination, and they’ll need to throw everything they got at the Chicago Blackhawks to force a game seven.  While the Bruins will need to pull out all the stops to get a win tonight, they do have a lot of positive history behind them.

The last time the Bruins were down in a 3-2 situation in the Stanley Cup Finals it was 2011. They rallied against the Vancouver Canucks in games six and seven to take the Stanley Cup. Also, since Claude Julien took over as head coach six years ago, the Boston Bruins have never been defeated in any post season series in less than seven games. He’s brought greatness back to Boston hockey, and I doubt he’ll let the team go out like lambs tonight.

The Boston Bruins are 8-3 at home this postseason, including a 7-1 record in their last eight.  They have outscored opponents, 33-23 at home. Milan Lucic alone has five points in the last five games. History is on our side, and the Bruins won’t let the Nation down. Through all this though Coach Claude Julien is telling the players to not look at the scoreboard, or the results of the last five games. He’s simply asking the team to go out there and enjoy themselves.

“You’ve got to go out there and play, and what you’ve got to do is be excited about this opportunity,” Julien said. “I don’t want to get into all of this, but I always say the same thing: There are twenty eight teams right now that wish they were in our position. Always take the positives out of everything. Just because we’re down 3-2, we haven’t lost the Cup yet. We still have a chance to win it. It’s about focusing on going out there and doing it and having fun doing it.”

The puck drops in six hours. Let them hear you roar Bruins Nation!