Morning Free Association: January 23

It is now a four-game losing streak. Sure they got a point out of Detroit, but they still lost the game.

On Friday night, The Bruins played a good game against the Blackhawks but came up short, losing 1-0. After the game, Bruins head coach Claude Julien spoke with the media briefly, opting to leave after CSNNE beat reporter Joe Haggerty decided to ask a question that only a jackass would pose: whether or not Julien was concerned about his job security. Claude curtly responded that he wasn’t a shock journalist and declined to answer the question, abruptly ending his time with the media. Nice job, bud.

Honestly, I wanted to reach through the radio and strangle the idiot myself. After a tough loss, in which the team actually played well, to ask that seemed ill-timed at best and lazy at worst. Regardless of how you feel about the validity of the question, the timing was off.

Anyway, Claude released a statement about it the next day:

Let’s skip to Sunday. It was kind of a weird game with uncooperative ice that needed Extreme Makeover: Ice Rink Edition, an early first intermission, and a small break before the second period after playing the remaining time of the first. The Penguins had a lead of 2 goals when David Krejci scored, but that was as good as it got.

Starting netminder Tuukka Rask left the game in the second period with a vision problem, which was later clarified by the Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa.

Backup goaltender Zane McIntyre came in and the team gradually collapsed around him, 5-1, after allowing three unanswered goals in the third period.

It’s hard to believe that Claude Julien will retain his job after this. It’s hard to think that he believes in his job security after this game.

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