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Bruins Notebook

Bruins search for answers to their poor play

BUFFALO — The answers, at least for the moment, are eluding the Bruins. They are struggling and there’s no easy solution for a team plagued by inconsistency, poor play by its top lines, and a lack of scoring.

“I think right now, whatever should be simple is very hard,” coach Claude Julien said. “Even in our skate, very complicated. Guys [are] squeezing their sticks right now. We’re trying to do our best here to give them some easy solutions and regain that confidence that we once had that makes you a better team.

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