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Mixed and matched line produces results for Bruins in OT victory

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They were thrown together at the end of a lackluster first period, partly out of desperation, partly out of a coach’s hunch in an attempt to tilt the ice in the Bruins’ favor after they started out Game 2 skating uphill against the Chicago Blackhawks.

In what turned out to be one of his shrewdest move of the night, Bruins coach Claude Julien, constantly mixing and matching his bottom six forwards after Gregory Campbell went down with a broken right leg in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against Pittsburgh, seized upon something when he paired speedy forward Danielle Paille and Tyler Seguin on a line centered by gritty veteran Chris Kelly.

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