10 a.m. ET: The Bruins have won just once in their last four games, and they have scored just six goals over that stretch. Apparently that’s enough for Claude Julien to make some changes.
The B’s return to Garden ice for the first time since March 16 on Monday night when they finish up a home-and-home with the division rival Toronto Maple Leafs. When the B’s do, it’s expected that they’ll be featuring some new-look lines after Julien juggled things on Sunday at practice.
Using “because I can” as one of his reasons, Julien finally decided to move things around on the Bruins’ forward lines. Most notably was moving Brad Marchand up to the “first line” alongside David Krejci while “demoting” Milan Lucic to the defacto third line. That also means that Daniel Paille moves up to skate with Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin, while Jay Pandolfo finds himself on the fourth line.
Boston is looking for a little revenge Monday night against the Leafs. Toronto picked up a rare win against the Bruins on Saturday night in Toronto, holding off a late Boston charge to win it 3-2.
It marks the beginning of a very important week for the Bruins (but then again, they all are at this point). They get the Leafs on Monday before welcoming Montreal to town Wednesday and finishing the week with road back-to-backs over the weekend in Philadelphia and Buffalo.
Puck drop from the Garden is set for 7 p.m.