BOSTON -- The Bruins played Pittsburgh three times this season and lost all three by one goal. Now they await the top-seeded Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, and the Bruins are trying to figure out what went wrong in those games. "Well look at our games and things that we did well, things that we need to be better at," Bruins coach Claude Julien said Monday during a news conference at TD Garden. "But we also look at the playoff games. We look at everything. "Theres not much that doesnt get looked at. Thats the way hockey is today. But the regular season is one thing, playoffs is another. So were certainly not hanging our hats on the fact that our record wasnt good against them this year. Theres only three goals difference at the end of the day. So I dont think in three games thats a big thing to worry about." Julien gave his team a second straight day off the ice since the Bruins won their second-round series against the New York Rangers with a 3-1 victory Saturday. The Penguins had an equally easy time of advancing through the second round, taking out the Ottawa Senators in five games. The NHL has not announced the schedule yet for the Bruins-Penguins series. "The rest is obviously important," said Julien, whose team needed seven games to beat Toronto in its first-round series. "We know weve been through a grueling schedule there for quite a while. So to have that opportunity is good. Well still have lots of time to practice. But this time of year, rest is extremely important. Everybody needs a rest, I guess. So its good for the whole team." The time off could prove valuable. Dennis Seidenberg returned to play in the series-clinching win against New York, but defencemen Andrew Ference and Wade Redden were unavailable. Both are making progress, with Ference returning to the ice for the first time since the weekend. With rookies Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski productively filling in, Julien may face a tough decision or two about his lineup. "A lot goes into it," he said. "At one point you make a decision and it doesnt mean that its an easy one because its not. Well deal with it when the time comes. We did it with Seidenberg. And if Ference becomes available well have to deal with that, too." The uncertainty of the schedule for the next round could affect preparation, but Julien isnt too worried. In any case, he says Monday is his players last day off. "They need to get back on the ice here," he said. "I thought two days was a good thing because well have at least a couple of days -- Tuesday, Wednesday -- to practice. This time of year theres not a ton of things you can do with your team more than get them some rest and still have a couple of days to accomplish a lot. 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We are with DeVon every step of the way through this.Edwards left leg appeared to buckle as he returned Notre Dames first kickoff 21 yards. On the first kickoff after Edwards went down, Blue Devils junior running back Shaun Wilson returned the kick 96 yards for a touchdown, the first score of the Blue Devils 38-35 upset win over the Irish.A redshirt senior captain, Edwards has earned numerous All-ACC and All-America mentions, ass he has six career kickoff return touchdowns, one shy of the ACC record.dddddddddddd Edwards also has two career interception returns for touchdowns, and he was named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team last week.Edwards closes his career ranking 17th on Dukes all-time tackle chart while holding school career records for kickoff return average and kickoff returns for touchdowns. His six kickoff returns for scores rank as the third most in NCAA history behind Clemsons C.J. Spiller and Houstons Tyron Carrier, who both had seven.A native of Covington, Georgia, Edwards ends his 44-game playing career with 327 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 10.5 quarterback sacks, five interceptions, six caused fumbles, 21 pass breakups and eight quarterback pressures. In addition, he returned 74 kickoffs for 2,060 yards for a 27.84 average and six touchdowns.?Duke (2-2) hosts Virginia (1-3) on Saturday. ' ' '
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