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Jaromir Jagr, Bruins’ third line doing little on offense

Boston-5/04/13-Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs -Game 2 quarterfinal Eastern Conference- Bruins Chris Kelly fights for position in the 3rd period in front of the Toronto net with Toronto's Carl Gunnarsson. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)
His helmet off, the Bruins’ Chris Kelly still fought for position in the third period with Toronto’s Carl Gunnarsson. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

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For stretches of the Bruins’ first two games in the playoffs, three of the four lines have shown offensive life.

However, the No. 3 line has submitted an offensive flat line.

For two games, the four forwards who have seen third-line duty (Chris Kelly, Jaromir Jagr, Rich Peverley, and Kaspars Daugavins) have failed to record a point. They have combined for only eight of the Bruins’ 81 shots.

The third line has dulled any pace the other units have generated. It is the line that is causing the Bruins the greatest worry heading into Game 3 Monday night in Toronto.

It is a disappointing rate of production, especially for Jagr.

In Sunday’s practice at TD Garden, Jagr skated with Peverley and Kelly.

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