One of the objectives going into Tuesday’s scrimmage was for the players to get a gauge of where they were in terms of their individual games.
“Everybody’s in a different boat here,’’ said Julien. “Some guys have been playing, some haven’t. I told the guys, ‘Make sure you understand by the end of the game what you felt is needed.’
“For some guys, it was their hands. They didn’t quite have their hands. For some other guys, it was certainly a little bit more conditioning. Other guys, it might have been timing.
“So there was a lot that could be done individually. As a team, it wasn’t a great game, but the one thing I know is in the second period, we were better than the first. The third period, we fell back three goals but we got ourselves right back in the game.’’
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