Rolling 4 lines
posted at 4/18/2012 5:45 PM EDTSo watched back the 3rd period from the other night. Interesting to hear the announcers talking about limited ice time for Ward and a couple of others after 2. So I went back and checked the box score. They had 4 players with less than 10 minutes. Another just a spit over.
Are they really thinking they can go deep in the playoffs with that? 2 months of competetive hockey with 3/4 of a team? One of the Bruins big strengths is rolling those 4 lines. It may not always be pretty or even exciting but they find a way to get it done more often than not. Top 2 lines struggle, some of the lesser lights step up. Great stuff.
For the Bruins lowest TOI was that man Thornton with 7:31 which I suppose explains why they were allowed to take so many liberties (kidding!).
Re: Rolling 4 lines
posted at 4/18/2012 6:46 PM EDTSurprised Perrault hasn't played more, but Ward has been terrible for them all year. They don't really have the secondary scoring that the Bruins have so they can't really roll 4 lines as effectively as the Bruins can.Bruins need primary scoring more than secondary at this point lol.