Claude Julien defends goaltender switch, saying Bruins 'needed some bigger saves'

DJ Bean
January 01, 2011 - 5:37 pm
Tuukka Rask, making his first start since Dec. 15, was pulled from the game after allowing three goals on 16 shots in the first period. The B's led, 4-3, at the time, and went on to lose, 7-6, to the Sabres in a shootout. Following the game, coach Claude Julien defended the decision in his post-game interview on NESN. "We felt that we needed some bigger saves," Julien said. "He hasn't played in a while, but still, we needed to win this hockey game, so we thought it was important to make that change." Rask is 2-7-1 this season.