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Line juggling pays off for Bruins

Feb 7, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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P.K. Subban finally scored his first goal of the season, after a contract dispute with the Montreal Canadiens kept him out of the team’s first six games.

The only problem was it would be the only goal for the Canadiens Wednesday night.

Facing their historic rivals, the Boston Bruins, the Canadiens gave up two goals in less than two minutes apart early in the third period in a 2-1 loss at the Bell Centre.

Tyler Seguin and David Krejci tallied for the Bruins, but only after head coach Claude Julien decided during the second intermission to switch his line combinations around.

“There are going to be some nights when we aren’t going as well and we all know that Krejci line’s been awesome for us,” Julien told the Boston Herald.

“Tonight they didn’t seem able to create much and I said ‘Why don’t we move guys around here and give them a little spark.’ And it worked out.”

Seguin was put onto a line with Krejci, and within two minutes and five seconds of the beginning of the third period, the Bruins went from trailing 1-0 to leading 2-1.

“The coaches said they wanted to give a little spark and see what happens,” Seguin told NHL.com.

“Obviously with the first two shifts we were able to pop in two goals, so it worked out.”

The Bruins played Wednesday without Brad Marchand, who sat out because of an “upper body injury.”

The win gives the Bruins a 7-1-1 record, which puts them at the top of the Eastern Conference.

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