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By now, in this seventh season of Claude Julien’s stewardship, the philosophy has become as much of an organizational identifier as the Black-and-Gold “B” and its eight spokes.
Rolling four lines, however, has not been as easy for the Bruins to execute lately.
They are stuck in the season’s doldrums. As short as the days are, they can seem to be very long. The playoffs are many pages away on the calendar. The tedium of the season has shown in the Bruins’ play.
Thursday’s 4-2 win over Dallas at the American Airlines Center marked one step in correcting some of those issues. For the Bruins, losers of three of their last four entering the night, it was as close to a must-win as they’ve had all season.