Julien calls out Marchy-Bergy-Seguin line

BOSTON -- Throughout the regular season, the line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin was the Bruins' most consistent trio of forwards.

Marchand led the team in points with 36 and goals with 18, and Seguin and Bergeron were tied for third on the team in points with 32 apiece. All three were solid defensively, and on many nights proved to be the most complete players on the team.

But while their defensive game hasn't dropped significantly in the playoffs, they have been nearly invisible offensively, with Marchand notching two assists, Bergeron a goal and Seguin no points through five games.

Bruins head coach Claude Julien has been patient with his normally dependable second line, but after the 2-1 loss to the Leafs in Game 5, Julien didn't hold back.

When asked if he needs Marchand, Bergeron and Seguin to step up, Julien said, "We do. I'll leave it at that, we do."

But Julien didn't leave it at that.

"They know we do," he added. "That has to come for us to be successful starting next game. It's something that's called accountability and we have to have more of that from that line as far as being a difference-maker or at least something positive. They've got to give us -- I thought the [Chris] Kelly [third] line tonight was really good. [David] Krejci's [first] line has carried us, obviously the [Gregory] Campbell [fourth] line has done their job. If we could get those guys going, it would really help our team a lot."

Bergeron always holds himself accountable, even if he's not to blame, and that was no different after this loss.

"Well, we got to find a way," he said. "We can't just be frustrated. We got to go out there and do it for our team."

Marchand also knows he is not where he was in the regular season and promised to turn things around.

"Yeah, you want to contribute every night, but that's not how it works," he said when asked about scoring more. "Even if you're not scoring you have to do other things well. I got to do something to turn that around and get on the scoreboard. I think maybe just keep things simple and shoot everything at the net. Don't try and to do much with it, not trying to make too many plays, just trying to take everything to the net."