Brad Marchand Receives Claude Julien’s Message, Turns in Best Effort of Series


BOSTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien tried to send a message to Brad Marchand heading into Game 5 of his team’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Washington Capitals. Julien surprised some by mixing up his lines at practice Friday, with Marchand skating alongside former linemates Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell on the team’s fourth line. Marchand was there again during pregame warmups as well. While Marchand actually started the game in what had become his regular spot with Patrice Bergeron and Rich Peverley, the message was apparently received by the pesky forward. Despite the Bruins’ heart-breaking loss, Marchand turned…

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