Julien, who coached Boston's Stanley Cup-winning team in 2011, was sacked last February 7 in his 10th season.
"That's how confident we are in our game right now", said Krug, "and confident that Tuukka (Rask) is going to shut the door from there on out and we're going to go out and score our goals".
"It's nice to be in those situations - you don't want to be - to be put in that situation I think guys thrive off of wanting to kill that and be in those situations", McQuaid, in the lineup after a 36-game layoff, said of the kill, which finished a flawless 2-for-2. "But tonight I think we did a good job of pushing them back on their heels and dictating the play so it was a nice 60 minute effort". "We've been a little bit more up-tempo".
Brad Marchand added a power-play goal in the third period, David Krejci had an empty-netter and Patrice Bergeron had two assists for Boston, which posted its second win over the Canadiens in five days.
Some things will forever remain the same when we're talking about the Bruins-Canadiens rivalry, such Montreal's penchant for scoring early goals against the Bruins, especially in games played in Boston.
"We're trying to do that against everybody, to be honest", Cassidy of his team's style.
It was the first National Hockey League goal for Jerabek, who collected two assists against the Islanders Monday for his first National Hockey League points.
While Montreal would jump out to an early lead, the game was dominated by the Bruins.
Rask extended his career-best point streak to 15 games (13-0-2), including a 4-3 shootout win at Montreal last Saturday.
Julien pulled Price with the extra skater with 3:31 left, but just 19 seconds later Krejci sealed it with the freebie. O'Ree made his debut in 1958 during a 3-0 victory against the Canadiens at the Forum in Montreal.
Once the tribute was over, the Bruins heeded Julien's words from the morning skate.
"It's always something that you kind of dread a little bit because it's a little emotional, and at the same time, trying to keep your emotions intact there so you can coach a game and stuff like that, but I appreciate what they did for me", Julien said after the loss, his team's second in as many games against the Bruins this season. He played two games with Boston before being sent to the minors. The B's stretched their points streak to 14 games (10-0-4) and opened a four-point lead over the third-place Maple Leafs with three games in hand. McQuaid had been healthy for a few weeks, but unable to crack the lineup.