“When you lobby for something, it’s because you’re looking for a bit of a break next game,” he said. “And that’s what Randy is doing right now.
“It’s going to be interesting to see whether the referees and the linesmen just do their job next game and not worry about who’s crying wolf.”
Boston’s Patrice Bergeron led the league in faceoff wins during the regular season, 62.1 percent. David Krejci ranked 15th.
One person Carlyle doesn’t have to convince of the Leafs’ abilities as a team is Julien.
“We know that we’re in for a dogfight and the next game’s going to be a challenge,” Julien said. “They know they can play with us and they’ve proven it.”