Bruins coach Claude Julien may have raised some eyebrows last week when he was talking about his coveted fourth line. The Bruins’ bench boss raved about the energy line’s performance in a loss to the Washington Capitals, arguably the lone bright spot from perhaps the worst loss of the season. “Our fourth line played their best game, probably in a year and a half, last game in Washington,” Julien said Thursday morning after the club’s morning skate preceding a game with Toronto. “They were a real big factor. I thought they had great scoring chances, a lot of O-zone time and everything else.” Well the coach obviously knows his team pretty well, and the fourth line is showing that performance against the Capitals was a sign that even better things were coming. They have turned it on as of late, and they were another big factor in the Bruins’ 3-2 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. On a night in which the Bruins found themselves on the wrong end of a 2-0 game just a little more than seven minutes in, the B’s needed a spark. They got that in part from a Julien timeout after the second goal as well as a big Tuukka Rask save a little later in the period, but from there, it was the fourth line that took over. Shawn Thornton scored his second goal of the season in the period’s final minute, which undoubtedly gave the B’s a jump heading into the dressing room, especially given the ugly start to the game.

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