Bruins shake up lines again

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Bruins shake up lines again

BOSTON -- The Bruins will get yet another different look when they lace them up against the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

Bruins coach Claude Julien shook the lines up at practice one more time, and went with a little of something old and something new. The Bs coach reunited the struggling David Krejci with Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic as one forward group, and inserted Tyler Seguin coming off one of a rare subpar game against the Habs on Thursday night at the wing alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Seguin paired with Bergeron and Marchand is most intriguing given the offensive upside that both Bergeron and Marchand have potentiallyfinishing off plays set up by the 19-year-old playmaker.

That means Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly have been paired with Jordan Caron in practice. Benoit Pouliot was absent after his coach termed him sick following the first game against his former Montreal hockey club.

What did you expect me to do? said Claude Julien. Its a coach trying to find answers; its as simple as that.

Were at a stage right now where you dont want to live in the past and say this is what happened. You want to look at whats happening right now, be realistic and acknowledge that this is whats happening right now. Weve got to as a group turn it around. I dont have 30 answers. I just have one and its figuring out how to get this thing done.

The new lines in practice on Friday morning:

Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin
Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Caron-Kelly-Peverley
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk
Seidenberg-Corvo
Ference-McQuaid
Kampfer

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.