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NHL Playoffs, Game 5

Bruins shook up lines for Game 5 vs. Capitals

Bruins shook up lines for Game 5 vs. Capitals

Through four games of the first-round series against the Capitals, the Bruins have tucked only seven pucks behind 22-year-old hotshot Braden Holtby. It is no wonder, then, that Boston coach Claude Julien took a sledgehammer to his lineup.

For practice Friday at TD Garden, the Bruins changed all four lines. The objective: to squeeze any kind of offensive life out of an attack that has brought knives to a gun fight.

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