McQuaid may return vs. Canadiens

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McQuaid may return vs. Canadiens

BOSTON -- The Bruins certainly had their game faces on at Thursdays morning skate prior to a big game against the Montreal Canadiens, and the skate ended with former Habs forward Benoit Pouliot leading the team stretch ending the session.

The Bruins look like theyre going to stick with Tuesdays practice lines that had Nathan Horton dropping down with David Krejci and Pouliot on the Bs third line, and keeps together a Chris KellyTyler SeguinMilan Lucic combo thats been dynamite for the Black and Gold over the last two games.

Adam McQuaid took part in the skate and looks like he might make his return to the Bs defensemen rotation after missing four straight games with a headneck injury.

Claude Julien said that the possibility of McQuaid seeing time against the Canadiens Thursday is "very good."

Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate session normally a sign of that nights starter between the pipes but Tim Thomas followed quickly after Rask, and the Bs coaching staff has been known to play around with that tradition when gamesmanship can serve them best.

So theres no real determination to be made about the starting goalie until one of them jumps over the boards to lead the rest of the Bruins for the warm-up skate prior to tonights pivotal Bruins-Habs tilt.

Thursday's Red Sox-Angels lineups: Sox kick off road trip with Price

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Thursday's Red Sox-Angels lineups: Sox kick off road trip with Price

The Boston Red Sox send David Price (9-7, 4.51 ERA) to the mound to kick of their long road trip against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The Angels will counter with righty Jered Weaver (8-8, 5.32 ERA).

The lineups:

RED SOX

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Travis Shaw 3B
Sandy Leon C
Brock Holt LF

David Price LHP

ANGELS
Yunel Escobar 3B
Kole Calhoun RF
Mike Trout CF
Albert Pujols DH
Jefry Marte 1B
Andrelton Simmons SS
Jett Bandy C
Gregorio Petit LF
Johnny Giavotella 2B

Jered Weaver RHP

Garoppolo: Make the best of this opportunity as starting QB

Garoppolo: Make the best of this opportunity as starting QB

Jimmy Garoppolo, who will start the first four weeks, talks to the media today about trying to take advantage of the opportunity.