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.