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  • Thomas leads em out for Game 7


    Thomas leads em out for Game 7

    Joe Makarski May 27, 2011

    (Photo: Bridget Samuels/Ikeastan Hockey) Thomas leads the Bruins out for Game 7

    BOSTON — To no one’s surprise, goaltender Tim Thomas leads the Bruins out to the ice for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, while Dwayne Roloson gets the start for the Bolts.

    After playing brilliantly in the first two rounds, both Thomas and Roloson have struggled during the Conference Finals. Despite his shutout in Game 2, Thomas has given up 21 goals in six games, while Roloson, who will make his second straight start, was pulled in Game 4 in favor of Mike Smith.

    In his Game 7 career, Roloson is 2-0 with a .968 save percentage and a goals against of exactly 1.00. Roloson lead the Bolts in a triumphant 1-0 shutout over the Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterinals.

    Thomas, meanwhile, won his first career Game 7 against the Habs in the first round and is 1-2 in his Game 7 career with a goals against of 3.22 and a save percentage of .899.

    Sean Bergenheim took part in the Lightning’s warmups indicating that he should be in the lineup tonight after missing Game 6.

    Here are the Bruins’ lines

    Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
    Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
    Michael Ryder-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
    Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Rich Peverley

    Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
    Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
    Tomas Kaberle-Adam McQuaid

    Tim Thomas
    Tuukka Rask

    Make sure to check out Pine Tree Pucks where I will be joining Jeff Schools from the Maine Sports Network in their live blog from the game. Be sure to also follow me on Twitter @rosieshockey for more insight from Game 7. Enjoy the game!

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    1. Tim Rosenthal May 27, 2011

      Bergenheim is out officially.

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