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At first, it was only the players. The Bruins entered the dressing room after the first period on Saturday night trailing, 1-0. They slogged through the first 20 minutes, registering only four shots.
They were outskated, they were upstaged.
When they convened in the room, they were sullen.
“We were embarrassed, almost,” Tyler Seguin said.
Coach Claude Julien joined the team a few minutes later. And what happened in those roughly 17 minutes — from the end of the first period to the beginning of the second — changed the tone of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. It’s what propelled Boston to a 2-1 overtime win.
“We had to regroup in the first intermission,” said Daniel Paille. “Then we found our game in overtime.”