Bruins Notebook: Keeping Focus After Strong Win Will Be Their Challenge

The Bruins beat another Canadian team in dramatic fashion at home, but unlike the last time, will the Bruins be able to draw from that energy to play against the Maple Leafs on Saturday?

This song has been sung before.

The Bruins manage to dominate in a game against an outstanding Canadian team, and the hope returns to the team, fanbase and organization. But is that really enough for this year's Bruins team?

The team seemed more composed and confident after last night's game and not too ecstatic about their accomplishments, keeping their poise.

They looked like the team they were drawn out to be.

"We just got to stay focused and come back next practice and realize what we did right," forward Daniel Paille said after Tuesday night's game. "We don’t want to change a thing. With Toronto playing well it’s going to be tough and we have to realize that. We saw a lot of it as an opportunity with the winning streak they [Ottawa] had going and we used that as an ambition I guess. So it’s nice to see us come out and now we’ve got to focus on Toronto on that."

PLAYING MENTAL GAMES
Horton spoke to the media on Wednesday morning for the first time in over two weeks about his season so far. When asked about his performance on the ice he mentioned that he doesn't "feel 100%" or "feel like himself." He however did assure the media that it was nothing physical, just all mental. In 11 games so far this season, Horton has put up only two goals and three assists. After dropping down to the second line for a couple of games, head coach Claude Julien put him back up with Milan Lucic and David Krejci at the top again.

Since the Toronto game back last week, Horton has only had one assist in four games.

FAMILIAR FACES IN P-TOWN
The Providence Bruins have signed forward Chris Clark to a professional tryout. Clark was released earlier in the year from the Boston Bruins after taking part in a training camp tryout. Native of South Windsor, Connecticut, Clark played in 53 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets last year, accumulating 15 points (five goals, 10 assists).

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