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Coach Claude Julien was impressed by the way the defensemen came together to power through the second of their back to back games having played the night before in Pittsburgh. Especially being down one man on the bench for the majority of the game.
Well, it’s gutsy; any time you play two and two [back-to-back], I don’t know how many people realize how tough that game was in Pittsburgh. You come back and you play a team that’s fresh and then you’re cut down to five D’s because you don’t have a choice; it was hard.
Lucky for the B’s they are pretty strong with young defensive talent with Matt Bartkowski waiting in the wings to help pick up the slack, if needed, on Saturday night against the Islanders. Boychuk is expected to make the trip to Long Island and Julien relayed to the media that Boychuk is “feeling better”. We will wait and see to find out if #55 will be suiting up tomorrow night.
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