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Bruins shake lines up following ugly loss

WILMINGTON — Nobody could have been happy following the B’s 3-0 loss to the Ducks on Monday, and Claude Julien [1] responded by shaking up the offensive lines in practice on Tuesday. Brad Marchand [2] remains out, so the lines were as follows:

Lucic – Savard – Horton

Recchi  – Bergeron – Seguin

Wheeler – Krejci – Ryder

Paille – Campbell – Thornton

A couple of quick thoughts to consider:

– Looks like that generation-spanning line might finally get some serious time. The Recchi – Bergeron – Seguin line looked good in training camp but has never been a fixture in the regular season.

Nathan Horton [3] finally gets Marc Savard [4] to set him up. This could mean improved offensive production, but Horton’s entire game needs a shot of energy.

– There was a bit a brief exchange between Savard and Bergeron at one point in the skate, with the two exchanging cross-checks. It didn’t seem serious or something that lasted throughout the practice, but it’s good to see some fire from a squad that’s been lethargic.