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Bruins’ penalty-killing unit is slumping

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LOS ANGELES — It was after the first goal allowed on the power play that coach Claude Julien sensed some panic creeping in. The Bruins were playing Anaheim on Tuesday, and nearly six minutes into the game, the Ducks converted on the power play.

Then it happened again. And again.

And Julien saw his team feeling the pressure. The Bruins had allowed four power-play goals to the Islanders just three games earlier, and were without two of their best penalty killers in Chris Kelly (out since Dec. 7) and Dennis Seidenberg (out since Dec. 28).

“Both games I found that we’ve given up that many power-play goals, after they scored the first one, there seems to be a little sense of panic,” Julien said.

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