Chris Kelly doesn’t have a single point. Rich Peverley has just one goal, which came in Game 3 against Toronto. Tyler Seguin’s only goal was scored two seconds after a power play had concluded in Game 4 against the Rangers.
If the Bruins want to scratch past the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, such third-line futility will not be acceptable.
The No. 3 unit is Boston’s weak link up front. Top-line center David Krejci is the NHL’s leading postseason scorer. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have rediscovered their touch after going cold for most of the first round. The fourth line powered the Bruins to wins over the Rangers in Games 3 and 5. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.