Bruins trailing Habs 'not the end of the world': Coach

Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens goes airborne as he battles for the puck against Jordan...

Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens goes airborne as he battles for the puck against Jordan Caron of the Boston Bruins in Game 3 at the Bell Centre on May 6, 2014. (Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images/AFP)

Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 11:19 PM ET

The Boston Bruins aren’t ready to sound the alarms.

Trailing 2-1 in their Round 2 playoff series, with Game 4 looming Thursday night at the Bell Centre, the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens both held optional skates at the Habs’ practice facilty.

While there is concern about the way the Bruins are playing, coach Claude Julien tried to calm the waters for those ready to jump ship in Beantown.

“We’re a group that’s confident but we also have guys right now that are frustrated with themselves,” Julien said.

“They have to be better. They are going to be better tomorrow. That’s the confidence we have in our group. We’ve got to rely on those guys to come in and play the way they can.

“It’s a 2-1 series. It’s not the end of the world here. We’ve just got to battle back. There is no reason to panic.”

The Habs were the better team in their 4-2 victory in Game 3. Julien said the Bruins have to bounce back.

“We have to make adjustments,” Julien said.


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