Boston Bruins 2011-12: Nathan Horton and 5 Players Who Must Improve

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Boston Bruins 2011-12: Nathan Horton and 5 Players Who Must Improve
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The Boston Bruins have started off their Stanley Cup title defense poorly, and there are several players to blame for the team's bad start to the 2011-12 NHL season.

Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic are not having the same success they had last season, and between the two they have one goal and three points.

While the goaltending duo of Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask has been very good, the team has not been able to help them out by scoring enough goals.

Bruins head coach Claude Julien is mixing up the lines to find the best combinations as the team heads into a tough stretch with games against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens and San Jose Sharks.

Let's look at five Bruins players who must step up and improve on their early-season performances. At the end of the slideshow, I will also unveil who is doing well for the Bruins so far.

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