You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Fourth line is critical to Bruins

WILMINGTON — Together, Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell, and Shawn Thornton are the spoked-B come alive.

When they’re humming, the fourth-line grinders represent the values of the brand: courage, tenacity, and dedication. On Saturday, when the 48-game season begins at TD Garden against the New York Rangers, their jobs will be no different than the task their coaches have always demanded.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week