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Penguins juggle forward lines for Game 3

Wednesday, 06.05.2013 / 8:21 PM

By Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com / Penguins-Bruins series blog

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Penguins juggle forward lines for Game 3

BOSTON – Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma juggled his forward lines for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Forward Jussi Jokinen was scratched and rookie Beau Bennett re-entered the lineup after a three-game absence. It was Bennett’s second game since May 5, when the Penguins played Game 3 of their first round series against the New York Islanders.

Up front, only the Sidney Crosby line with Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz remained intact. Evgeni Malkin had his usual right wing James Neal, but to his left Matt Cooke moved up from the third line. That allowed natural right wing Jarome Iginla to play on the right side of the third line with Brandon Sutter and Bennett. The fourth line had Joe Vitale at center with Craig Adams on right wing and Brenden Morrow on the left side.

Bylsma’s defense remained unchanged, while the Bruins made no lineup changes.

Boston holds a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.

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