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Bruins’ Claude Julien honors Bill Belichick with hoodie at Winter Classic

Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins looks on with his team from the bench in the second period against the Montreal Canadiens during the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium. Getty Images

When in Foxborough, dress as the Patriots do.

Bruins coach Claude Julien rocked a Bill Belichick-inspired hoodie at Gillette Stadium during the Winter Classic on Friday. Before Julien’s Bruins faced off against the rival Canadiens on New Year’s Day, Belichick inspected the sweatshirt, complete with 3/4-length sleeves, and determined that it was “awesome.’’

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The sartorial salute may have gotten the approval of the Patriots’ coach, but it did not seem to help Julien get a Belichick-type result in Foxborough. The Bruins were defeated by the Canadiens, 5-1.

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