May 3, 2013
Coach Carlyle shuffles up lines in practice
By ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency
Leafs coach Randy Carlyle was shuffling his lines again at practice Friday, acknowledging that there will be some changes for Saturday’s Game 2 of the best-of-seven series against the Bruins.
“We’re going to make decisions, the same as we always do, based on who is going to give us the best chance for success,” Carlyle said following the afternoon session at Boston University. “We’ll have some changes.”
While it looks like Jake Gardiner and Ryan O’Byrne will both be in on defence, the coach was tinkering with some new line formations, including having Joffrey Lupul back up with Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel.
Kessel was back on the ice after sitting out Thursday’s practice for what the team called a maintenance day. The Leafs leading scorer was favouring his wrist during the third period of Game 1. As well, defenceman Cody Franson was back at practice after resting a leg injury the previous day.