Make no mistake about it, the Bruins’ second line has been by far their best line through the first half of the season. They have really turned things on as of late, and they have closed the first half on a roll. The best thing about the line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin remains their ability to get the job done in all three zones. Bergeron is still one of the best two-way players on the planet, and that clearly rubs off on Marchand and Seguin. And as Claude Julien has pointed out, that allows them to be even better offensively. They’re backing that up in a big way thus far. Marchand leads the team in goals. Bergeron leads the team in points. Seguin is coming on strong. In fact, Monday’s win in Ottawa marked the first time since Feb. 24 that a member of that line didn’t scored a goal in a game. The trio is also back near the top of the league in plus-minus one season after the three all finished in the top five in the statistic. Going by that, they’re actually down this year, with the three of them in the top 11. If they continue to play like they are right now, though, they may find their way back to the top of the list. Either way, it’s clear that this has become one of the best lines in all of hockey.
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