“We often got caught in our own end when his line was on the ice. But skill level and everything else, we see it in practice, was really good.”
Johnny Boychuk, nursing a right foot injury that kept him out of Saturday night’s game, did not practice Sunday. Julien said the defenseman is still day-to-day . . . Also missing Adam McQuaid, Julien was pleased with the efforts of fill-in blue liners Aaron Johnson and Matt Bartkowski in Saturday night’s game . . . The Bruins spent the first 15 minutes of practice using wrong-handed sticks. It was a comical scene that Julien designed, hoping it would lighten the mood. “Ironically, we scored more goals [in the drill] than we did the whole road trip, so maybe tomorrow righties will play left and lefties will play right,” Julien joked.
Kevin Paul Dupont of the Globe staff contributed to this report.