Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Around the NHL: Bruins fire Julien; Flyers' Konecny out with injury
The Boston Bruins are part of the teams that are fighting for the 2nd wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, but have missed the playoffs by 1 point in the last 2 years. They are tied for third in the Atlantic Division with the Toronto Maple Leafs with 58 points, but the Leafs have 4 games in hand on the B's. Their season has been really so-so, and they fired head coach Claude Julien Tuesday. He was the longest tenured coach in the NHL up until the firing. "First of all, I want to thank Claude and acknowledge the level of success he has achieved as coach of the Boston Bruins," GM Don Sweeney said. Bruce Cassidy was named interim head coach of the squad.