It was expected that the Bruins' coaching staff would have some kind of reaction to yet another loss to the Canadiens in a season where it’s looking more and more likely they won’t be catching the rival Habs in the Northeast Division.

It should have come as no surprise then that Tyler Seguin was dropped to Boston’s third line for Sunday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena after Seguin had no shots -- and little impact -- in Saturday night’s 2-1 loss to Montreal at the Bell Centre.

Seguin was skating on the right wing along with Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille/Jay Pandolfo on the third line, and Gregory Campbell was bumped up to second line pivot between Brad Marchand and Jaromir Jagr. That left a fourth line of Rich Peverley, Shawn Thornton and Kaspars Daugavins as coach Claude Julien searches the right combination of players while missing the concussed Patrice Bergeron.

“We move players around a little bit, maybe to balance things for the time being,” said Julien. “But right now it’s about playing your game as an individual. You shouldn’t care where you are, you should care what you bring.