New coach, same Devils style

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The Boston Bruins are expecting much of the same out of the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

Even though the Devils have a new head coach in John MacLean, the former Devils player has been a member of the organization’s coaching staff for the last nine seasons. He was an assistant under Claude Julien when he was New Jersey’s bench boss during the 2006-2007 season.

“John’s been around the organization forever,” Julien said. “I don’t think there will be a ton of changes, but at the same time, I’ve seen them enough to know they are a team that will work hard and try not to give you much. They’ll try to wear you down as much mentally as physically.

“We’ve been pretty good in the past going in there, creating some good games and winning some of those types of games. The biggest thing is, you need to stay focused on your game and stick with the game plan and don’t get frustrated because the minute you get frustrated is when they take over.”