Brad Marchand is being shifted down by the Boston Bruins

Published November 30, 2023 at 9:49
Following an impressive beginning to the season, the Boston Bruins are now confronted with a series of obstacles, having lost four out of their last five games. Despite maintaining their position at the top of the Atlantic Division, recent times have been far from smooth sailing for the team.

In response to these challenges, head coach Jim Montgomery has made significant changes to the line configurations, notably moving captain Brad Marchand down to the third line. Consequently, Jake DeBrusk has been promoted to Marchand's usual spot on the top line.

Marchand, who has tallied seven goals and 12 assists this season, is currently struggling with a personal downturn, having been unable to contribute to the scoresheet in the past four games.

Here's the line:

Jake DeBrusk - Pavel Zacha - David Pastrnak
James van Riemsdyk - Charlie Coyle - Trent Frederic
Brad Marchand - Matt Poitras - Danton Heinen
Jakub Lauko - John Beecher - Morgan Geekie

On the defensive front:

Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy
Hampus Lindholm - Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort - Kevin Shattenkirk

Today's matchup at TD Garden sees the Bruins welcoming the San Jose Sharks, likely with goaltender Jeremy Swayman taking the starting position. The pressing query remains: Will Boston manage to snap their streak of losses?

Source: Bruinsinsider
November 30   |   131 answers
Brad Marchand is being shifted down by the Boston Bruins

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