Brad Marchand demoted by the Bruins

Will this light a spark on the suddenly struggling Bruins team?



Following another scoring red-hot start to the season, the Boston Bruins suddenly find themselves dealing with adversity after having lost four of their last five games. And while they still lead the Atlantic Division, things have not gone smoothly for them of late. 

And head coach Jim Montgomery has put his line combinations in the blender, which include captain Brad Marchand being demoted down to the third line. Jake DeBrusk has since been moved up to Marchand's traditional spot on the top line.

Marchand, who has seven goals and 12 assists so far this season, is mired in a slump of his own after having not reached the scoresheet in the last four games. 

The line combinations that they skated with are as follows: 

Jake DeBrusk-Pavel Zacha-David Pastrnak

James van Riemsdyk-Charlie Coyle-Trent Frederic

Brad Marchand-Matt Poitras-Danton Heinen

Jakub Lauko-John Beecher-Morgan Geekie

Matt Grzelcyk-Charlie McAvoy

Hampus Lindholm-Brandon Carlo

Derek Forbort-Kevin Shattenkirk

The Bruins host the San Jose Sharks tomorrow at TD Garden. Goaltender Jeremy Swayman is expected to get the start between the pipes. Can Boston put a halt to their losing skid? 

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