BOSTON – Tim Thomas
makes his fourth straight start in net for the Boston Bruins
today against the Washington Capitals
at TD Garden.
This is the first time last year’s Vezina Trophy winner has started more than three games in a row.
suffered a serious groin/abdominal injury one week ago today. Rask spoke for the first time since the injury today and reported little pain and a positive attitude about being able to return six weeks from the injury.
The Bruins’ lineup will be different from their last outing, as Benoit Pouliot
will be scratched. The Bruins will dress seven defensemen.
Coach Claude Julien
said before that game that injured defenseman Andrew Ference
and forward Daniel Paille
skated this morning and are “inching closer” to returning to the lineup.
With Mike Green
suspended for three games, the Capitals will reinsert Roman Hamrlik
into their lineup. The veteran blueliner has been a healthy scratch the past eight games. Forward Mike Knuble
also gets back in after sitting out Washington’s last two games. Knuble will replace Jeff Halpern
Here’s a look at both teams’ lineups after warm-ups:
- David Krejci
- Tyler Seguin
- Patrice Bergeron
- Brian Rolston
Gregory-Campbell - Chris Kelly
- Jordan Caron
- Shawn Thornton
- Johnny Boychuk
- Joe Corvo
- Adam McQuaid
Alexander Ovechkin - Brooks Laich
- Marcus Johansson
- Mathieu Perreault
- Alexander Semin
- Keith Aucoin
- Joel Ward
- Jay Beagle
- Troy Brouwer
- John Carlson
- Dmitry Orlov
- Dennis Wideman