The Bruins looked completely flat in Game 5, a loss at home. They picked it up a bit in Game 6, but that still didn't translate to any goals until the final minute of the game. Many have been begging Claude Julien to switch up the lines a bit in hopes to spark the offense, but it just hasn't happened. Jaromir Jagr continues to play on the third line. The second line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and Tyler Seguin have been deemed the "flat line" due to their lack of life on the ice. Tony Amonte, a 17-year NHL veteran, is baffled that Julien hasn't changed the lines up yet in hopes to get something out of the offense. "There is not another coach in the NHL that wouldn't have changed his lines by now," Amonte said. "You have to change it up. You have to spark something offensively. Let's look at the Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 6, against the Islander. Their top line - Dupois, Crosby, Kunitz - they split them up. They were the best line in the NHL all regular season until Crosby got hurt. They scored every game ... and they change it up." "Just change one guy. Put one guy in, put one guy out. And then the players know there is some accountability." Felger is OK with Julien starting with the same lines, but doesn't agree with Julien sticking with them in-game without any results.
Amonte critical of Julien not changing lines
NBC Sports Boston | May 13