Possible new PP alignments for Bruins before Game 4

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — About 10 minutes before the full squad of Bruins hit the ice for practice at the USA Rink at the Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center, 11 power-play performers got in some extra work and tutoring with assistant coach Geoff Ward.

Head coach Claude Julien also was on the ice to watch one quintet of Andrew Ference, Dennis Seidenberg, Mark Recchi, Rich Peverley and Brad Marchand/Michael Ryder go through drills. Marchand and Ryder switched in and out.

The second group was comprised of Zdeno Chara, Tomas Kaberle, Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic and David Krejci. Bergeron moved back to forward and spending several weeks playing on the point. Nathan Horton appeared out of the mix.

The Bruins used the same alignments during practice, as they worked on their movement and plays against penalty killers.

The Bruins’ power play is scoreless in 11 opportunities through three games of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Montreal. Game 4 is Thursday night in Montreal with the Canadiens leading the series, 2-1.

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