Should Claude Julien Keep ‘New’ Forward Lines Intact Against New York?


Should Claude Julien Keep 'New' Forward Lines Intact Against New York?The Bruins made a dramatic reshuffling of their forwards on Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils, and it paid immediate dividends in the form of a David Krejci hat trick.

The brand-new Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Tyler Seguin line combined for all four goals in the Bruins' 4-3 overtime win and seemed to infuse new life in the team's offense. After getting shut out five times in February, March started with a bonanza of goals, leaving Bruins coach Claude Julien with a decision to make on Saturday afternoon against the New York Islanders.

With new faces like Brian Rolston entering into the mix, Julien will have to decide where to slot them into the mix. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand had been playing with Seguin all season before Thursday night, so it could stand that the trio would be best off reuniting. On the flip side, Seguin showed that he can be productive on his own against New Jersey.

There may also be a new combination out there for the team to try, completely different from the one used on Thursday and from any of the other ones tried this season. After all, if only one line contributed, that means the other three failed to produce.

Should Claude Julien keep the "new" lines intact against the New York Islanders?

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