Former Canadiens coach Claude Julien found himself two wins away from his second Stanley Cup in three years after his Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 Monday night in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven final.
Game 4 is Wednesday night in Boston (8 p.m., CBC, NBC, RDS).
“If I could come to work every day, do this stuff, then walk out of the rink and nobody knew who I was, I’d be the happiest guy in the world,” Julien told reporters before Game 3 in Boston. “That’s just the way I am. It’s my personality.
“I’ve been here for six years. I think I’ve been fired five times,” Julien added to laughter from reporters. “You know, those kinds of things really are not important to me. What’s important is the results. As long as the people I work for appreciate what we do, that’s what matters. At the end of the day, winning hockey games for our fans and for the city is what matters to me. That stuff is really no bother to me.”
The coach continued: “I enjoy the job. I enjoy being around players. I enjoy the whole process of this work just don’t like the limelight that comes with it. I’m low profile. That’s just the way I am.”
(Photo by Charles Krupa/The Associated Press)