BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins have changed up their lines. Again.
After a 2-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night, dropping them to 3-6 on the season and last place in the Easter Conference, David Krejci and Nathan Horton have found their way back onto the Bruins top line in Friday’s practice.
With Krejci and Horton lining up next to Milan Lucic, Tyler Seguin has joined Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron on the second line.
Seguin leads Boston with nine points this season, tallying three goals and six assists in their first nine games. Lucic is second with six points.
“It shouldn’t be hard to find a lot of chemistry with those guys,” said Seguin.”They’re already great players so hopefully I can fit in.”
“We’re at the bottom, so practice was needed,” he added. “(It was) high tempo out there today. It’s going to be nice to get on the road the next couple days.”
Bruins head coach Claude Julien has already changed the lines a few times this season, sending Seguin and Chris Kelly up to the top line last week.
“It’s a coach that’s trying to find solutions. It’s as simple as that,” Julien said after practice. “Some of it is ‘will putting guys back together help?’ If it doesn’t, I’m telling you right now, you’re going to see line changes again.”
The Bruins are at the bottom of the NHL, scoring just 2.11 goals-per-game, 26th in the league.
Forward Benoit Pouliot was not at practice Friday due to an illness. It is unknown if he will play Saturday night in Montreal.
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