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History shows hiring Julien a winning move for Bruins

TAMPA — On April 2, 2007, the Bruins gathered at the Bell Centre in Montreal and received some startling news. The Devils had fired first-year coach Claude Julien.

The day before, the Devils had defeated the Bruins, 3-1. The joke in the Bruins’ dressing room was that the Devils hadn’t beaten them by enough.

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