Originally Posted by rondo
Shrem.. I taped and watched the game the other night Boston vs. Ottawa and I was correct. At the 18:09 mark there was a whistle and Boston (julien) did send out thorntons line third. Wonder why? IMO he doesn't want Thornton in a so called appt. fight but that's just my opinion . Your right in stating that Ottawa had last line change so they could have switched!!!
I thought you had mentioned that thornton was on a different line other than his usual "merlot" line. In that game, the merlot line was used as a 3rd line. Julien switched them to the 3rd because peverley was scratched and the entire normal 3rd line was stripped of all their regulars and consisted of pandolfo caron and spooner. so that new line was our 4th line that game. julien said he was giving it a try do to the injury situation. i don't think he wanted to break up the top-2 lines. the bergeron line has been our best and krejci was fighting through an knee injury all night but played well with his regular linemates. sorry for the mix up there.