Bruins’ third line plays big in OT loss

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BUFFALO — It was no coincidence that Claude Julien picked his third line to start Wednesday’s overtime against Buffalo.

Chris Kelly, Carl Soderberg, and Loui Eriksson had earned that right.

“They did a great job every time they were on the ice,” said the Bruins’ coach following the 5-4 loss to the Sabres. “They created a lot of stuff. I continue to like that line.”

It was not a good loss. The Bruins had wiped out a two-goal deficit to grab a 4-3 third-period lead. They were less than a minute away from grabbing a regulation win in their first post-break game.

But in the big picture, they will take another good game from the No. 3 line, even framed against a foul-tasting setback.

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