Tim Thomas and Cory Schneider led their respective teams out on the ice and will get the starts for the Bruins and Canucks respectively in a Stanley Cup Finals rematch that everybody has been looking forward to since last June.
Even Roberto Luongo and Claude Julien.
I dont think we can hide the fact that there was an intense playoff series last year. When you play each other for the first time, it does mean something, said Julien finally admitting what we already knew. Maybe not to the extent that some people think it does, but Im not going to stand here and say that theres nothing to this game.
Theres a special feeling. Theres history behind us from last years playoffs and I think everybody is looking forward to it.
Brad Marchand was labeled a game time decision but it appears hell be in the lineup after fighting off the effects of the flu over the last couple of days, and is at his customary left wing position with Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin.
Here is the expected lineup for the Black and Gold: