On Tuesday afternoon, Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said the Bruins were cheating on faceoffs in Game 3, because as the visitors, they were supposed to put their sticks down first. After he reviewed video, Carlyle said that wasn’t happening.
In response, Bruins coach Claude Julien said he didn’t think his centers were doing anything wrong.
“I’ve looked at the video, too,” said Julien. “It is what it is. Guys getting kicked out, not getting kicked out. When you lobby for something, it’s because you’re looking for a bit of a break the next game. That’s what Randy’s doing right now. He’s lobbying for some breaks on the faceoffs.
“It’s going to be interesting to see where the referees and the linesmen do their job next game and not worry about who’s crying wolf.”
The Bruins won 60 percent of the faceoffs in Game 3.
* Jaromir Jagr said he’s still not 100 percent. Jagr, who missed the last two regular-season games because of flulike symptoms, said he was laid low for five or six days because of the illness.
* The Bruins held an optional practice Tuesday. No lineup changes are expected for Game 4.