"I thought we played really, really well and then that penalty behind the net is what changed the outcome of the game," Julien told reporters postgame, via Sportsnet. "It's unfortunate. It was a bad call.
"Krug's stick is stuck under his own player and as a referee in a 1-1 hockey game you gotta make sure when you make those calls and I'm pissed off at the way that was handled. Not in a good position to see it and he makes that call, ends up giving them the go-ahead goal and takes away an opportunity for us to win a hockey game."
The Habs opened the scoring less than two minutes into the contest and held a 1-0 lead over the Bruins until David Pastrnak's third-period equalizer. Three minutes after Backes' go-ahead goal, Jake DeBrusk notched an insurance marker and the Bruins won 3-1.
Montreal has blown leads in six games during the club's eight-game skid.