Julien defends Chara; Recchi and Thomas hit road for challenge

Posted By: CJAD Sports · 4/17/2011 9:48:00 AM
The Bruins were booed off the ice by their home fans after the second, just as they were in the first. In the third, the ``Fire Julien!'' chants began in the upper deck as coach Claude Julien stood behind the bench arms crossed.
The Boston coach defended his captain Zdeno Chara, who did not play, in part, because of dehydration. Listen to Julien in track 1.
No word yet on whether Chara will be able to play in game 3, Monday night at the Bell Centre -- 7 p.m. Kaizen Sushi Bar & Restaurant Countdown to Opening Faceoff on CJAD 800 and CJAD.COM.
Boston forward Mark Recchi and goalie Tim Thomas, who made 23 saves in Saturday's 2-0 loss, both addressed Chara's absence and the challenge of coming back in the series. Listen to them in tracks 2 and 3 
The Bruins have never won a playoff series when losing the first two games.  The series shifts to Montreal tomorrow and Thursday.

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