Claude Julien supports Zdeno Chara ‘100%’

Zdeno Chara  fought Alexei Emelin (right) in Sunday’s game.

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Zdeno Chara fought Alexei Emelin (right) in Sunday’s game.

WILMINGTON – After Monday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena, Bruins coach Claude Julien noted that Zdeno Chara was on the ice for two of Montreal’s four goals in the Canadiens’ 4-3 win on Sunday night.

In that way, the Bruins didn’t lose the game because Chara was off for 17 minutes after taking on Alexei Emelin.


“What Zdeno Chara did yesterday, I support 100 percent,” said Julien. “Besides that 17 minutes of penalties he got, what he did is going to go a long way for our hockey club. Especially for Tyler Seguin. Tyler’s a good player. He needs to know everybody’s got his back. Zdeno showed that yesterday. That will allow Tyler to become a better player.

“When you know people have your back, you can play at ease. That thing that Zdeno did yesterday is certainly going to help Tyler be comfortable.”

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Julien, who on Sunday accused the Canadiens of “embellishment,” reiterated that he doesn’t care for embellishment, either from his club or opposing players.

Other notes from practice:

* Anton Khudobin and 14 skaters practiced Monday. Seguin, David Krejci, Nathan Horton, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference, and Tuukka Rask didn’t practice.


* No word on whether Julien will change his lineup against Washington on Tuesday. Chris Bourque could be a healthy scratch for the second straight game.

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