Boston Bruins Coach Claude Julien Proud of Team Despite Loss

Jun 22, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) sits on the bench in front of head coach Claude Julien during the first 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 Boston Bruins suffered a heart-breaking loss in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals and they were forced to watch the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate with Lord Stanley’s Cup. While losing way bad enough, it was the fact that Boston allowed two goals in the final 80 seconds of the game to lose one of the wildest close out games we have ever seen.

Boston had the win in their hands and should have forced a Game 7, but the collapse began and Chicago took advantage.

Despite the way his team lost, Bruins head coach Claude Julien remained very happy with his team during the post-game press conference.

”I’m going to stand here and tell you how proud I am of our team, how those guys battled right until the end,” Julien said, via NBC Sports. “Without getting into all these injuries today because it’s not the time, we battled through a lot. You know, when you realize that you’re a couple wins away from a Stanley Cup and how those guys push through a lot of things, I have nothing but good things to say about it.”

Julien said that the toughest part of the loss was letting everyone in their community down. Not only was Boston looking to win for themselves, they were fighting for all of Boston.

“You know, at the end of the day, I think that’s what hurts the most is in the back of our minds … we wanted to do it for those kind of reasons, the City of Boston, what Newtown has been through, that kind of stuff,” Julien said. “It hit close to home, and the best way we felt we could try and cheer the area [up] was to win a Stanley Cup.”

“I think that’s what’s hard right now for the players. We had more reasons than just ourselves to win a Cup.”

While the result may not have been what the Bruins were hoping for, they put up a great effort and just fell up short. The entire Boston community can still be proud that this team brought them together and brought them hope as they were dealing with a difficult time.

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