BOSTON -- The Bruins jumped right back into work on Friday after straightening things up against the Maple Leafs at TD Garden, and looked ready to punch the clocks against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
The Sharks just like the Maple Leafs on Thursday will be arriving at the Garden on the second night of back-to-back road games, and they have struggled mightily to start the hockey season. But the Bruins were focused on themselves Friday, and had a little fun with the media when it comes to their colored practice jerseys denoting the line status.
Normally the Bruins top offensive line wears the white practice jerseys on non-game days and the fourth line dons the cranberry Merlot Line sweaters for practice, but Bs coach Claude Julien had Shawn Thornton and Co. proudly wearing the white practice sweaters on Friday morning.
They were terrible, cracked Julien about Shawn Thornton, Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell getting their wink, wink -- big shot at No. 1 line status.
All practice high-jinx aside, Milan Lucic was missing from the practice session the morning after scoring his first goal of the season, and Jordan Caron was manning the left wing spot alongside Chris Kelly and Tyler Seguin. Julien said it was a simple maintenance day for Lucic, and he was expected to be back in the lineup this weekend against San Jose.
Adam McQuaid was also present at practice after hed missed the skating sessions over the previous couple of days, and is still being listed as day-to-day with a head injury. He was jostling around with Caron at the end of practice indicating that he was being tested with a little bit of contact before the Bruins move forward.
Here were the lines at practice