Found March 25, 2013 on BruinsLife:
The Bruins road stint is over and now they have a two game home stint starting with Toronto tonight. The two teams faced off Saturday in one of the Bruins most dissapointing games all season. The Leafs beat the Bruins 3-2 but the score didn't reflect how poorly the Bruins played. Luck was a big factor. Claude Julien knows his team can do better and all signs point to line changes tonight. The lines will most likely be Paille-Bergeron-Seguin, Marchand-Krejci-Horton, Lucic-Peverly-Caron, and Pandolfo-Campbell-Thornton. The Bruins need Lucic and Horton to score goals. Which is why Cluade moved Lucic down the third line. Paille is someone who has been scoring. Paille has 6 goals and 5 assists. 6 goals is more than any single player on the third line and more than Lucic who has 4. Paille is more of a wake up call for the third line and for Lucic. The fourth line grinder has more goals than Lucic and Peverley. If that doesn't get their grinds gearing, then only a trade would...
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