BOSTON – While one of the starting goaltenders from the 2011 Stanley Cup Final won’t be in net today at TD Garden, the one who prevailed in the epic seven-game series will get the start.
Bruins coach Claude Julien confirmed this morning he will give Tim Thomas, last year’s Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy winner, the nod. Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault announced Friday that New England native Cory Schneider would start instead of No. 1 goaltender Roberto Luongo.
Brad Marchand, who missed a win Thursday night against Calgary with the flu, is classified as a game-time decision by Boston.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams:
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot - Chris Kelly - Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference - Adam McQuaid
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Alex Burrows
Chris Higgins - Ryan Kesler - Mason Raymond
Andrew Ebbett - Cody Hodgson - Jannik Hansen
Manny Malhotra - Maxim Lapierre - Dale Weise
Dan Hamhuis - Kevin Bieksa
Alex Edler - Sami Salo
Andrew Alberts - Keith Ballard