Normally, a team on a five-game winning streak might not get the urge to "respond" to that many things, but on Tuesday, Claude Julien got big responses from a guy he benched and a guy he'd scratched in the previous game. It ended up being the difference between victory and defeat.



Benoit Pouliot collected a rebound off a Joe Corvo shot and put it past Johan Hedberg with 3:01 left in regulation to lift the Bruins to their sixth straight win, 4-3 over the Devils Tuesday night at TD Garden. The Bruins are now 9-7-0 after starting the season with just three wins in their first 10 games. 

Claude Julien said after Tuesday's morning skate that the team was "convinced" Milan Lucic's hit on Ryan Miller "wasn't deliberate" and were therefore pleased with Brendan Shanahan's decision to not suspend the forward. 

Julien said that he doesn't believe goalies should be hit, but noted the difference between a hit and a collision. He believed Saturday's incident was a collision.

Bruins forward Milan Lucic will not be suspended or fined after his hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan Monday. Lucic had a phone hearing with Shanahan over his first-period hit on Sabres goalie Ryan Miller in Saturday's game.

WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Tyler Seguin has been named the NHL's first star for the past week. Seguin had four goals, two assists and a plus-4 rating over three games last week. 

"It's pretty cool," Seguin said after Monday's practice. "Obviously it's never happened to me before, so I feel pretty good about it." 

Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard and Chicago forward Jonathan Toews were named the second and third stars, respectively. 

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WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Milan Lucic expressed surprise over the news that Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller suffered a concussion on Lucic's hit on the goaltender Saturday night. Lucic said after Monday's practice that his confusion comes from the fact that though Miller's mask came off, contact was not made with his head.

Bruins forward Milan Lucic has a hearing scheduled with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan for Monday at 1 pm, according to a tweet from TSN's Bob McKenzie. The hearing will determine whether Lucic is suspended for Saturday's first-period play in which he hit Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller.

While Lucic may miss time due to the play, Miller definitely will. The Sabres announced Sunday that the goaltender, who called Lucic "gutless" after the game, suffered a concussion from the hit and will be out indefinitely.

Brad Marchand intercepted a puck from Tyler Myers in the neutral zone in the second period Saturday, and he was going to make the Sabres pay with his fifth goal of the season. As soon as he got that puck, the 23-year-old had one thing on his mind: shooting. 



Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas had some interesting things to say on the hit that Milan Lucic put on Sabres netminder Ryan Miller in the first period of the Bruins' 6-2 over Buffalo at TD Garden Saturday night. Lucic barreled over Miller after the goalie came out of his net to clear a puck the two were chasing. The B's left wing was assesed a charging minor for the play. 

There was no retaliation on Lucic, so Thomas was prepared for the possibility of the Sabres going after him. 

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller was asked following Saturday night's 6-2 loss to the Bruins whether he was injured when B's left wing Milan Lucic charged him in the first period, but he wasn't interested in talking about himself. He was interested in expressing his thoughts on Lucic and the dirty hit.