For the second straight game Tim Thomas will be between the pipes for the Bruins. Tonight the Bruins welcome back Joe Thornton and his San Jose Sharks. Thomas will be matched up against Antti Niemi. Thomas won his last start which game on Thursday here at the T.D. Garden against the Toronto Maple Leafs and is 3-2 on the season. Niemi picked up the shootout win last night in New Jersey against the Devils. Niemi is 1-1 on the year.
Defenseman Adam McQuaid is expected to once again miss tonight’s game for the fourth straight time due to injury.
Here are the Bruins lines per warm-ups:
Brad Marchand- Patrice Bergeron- Nathan Horton
Milan Lucic- Chris Kelly- Tyler Seguin
Beniot Pouliot- David Krejci- Rich Peverley
Shawn Thornton- Gregory Campbell- Daniel Pallie
Zdeno-Chara- Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg- Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference- Steven Kampfer