While some coaches prefer to give their best players the bulk of the ice time, others like to be able to consistently roll four lines over the bench, and that’s exactly the way Bruins head coach Claude Julien does things.
That being said, in light of a couple late-game collapses on the part of Boston, a spotlight has been shined on the third line, which is becoming problematic for the B’s. While Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly were a collective plus-53 last season, they currently sit at minus-15, which just isn’t going to cut it. Moreover, it’s not only that the line is bleeding goals, but they’re simply not scoring at their accustomed pace.
Check out the video above for WEEI’s DJ Bean‘s sit-down with NESN Daily‘s Jamison Coyle, where they break down the Bruins’ recent struggles on the third line and in the third period.