Thomas getting the nod vs. Capitals

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Thomas getting the nod vs. Capitals

WASHINGTON, D.C. Tim Thomas will get his chance to redeem himself in the nations capital this afternoon.

After playing capably in Saturdays 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at home, Thomas was the first goaltender onto the ice for pregame warm-ups at the Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon. Thomas will get the start against the Washington Capitals while attempting to snap a two-game losing streak for the Bruins, and the loss to the Pens represented the first game Thomas had a single-game save percentage of more than .920 since a 2-1 win over the Canadiens back on Jan. 12.

The Bs also appear to be scratching Zach Hamill after 12 straight games without a point for the Bs rookie, and have inserted Jordan Caron back into the lineup. Here are the projected lines for the Black and Gold on Super Bowl Sunday -- with a postgame Pats viewing party planned back in Boston at Tuukka Rasks house:

Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin
Lucic-Krejci-Peverley
Pouliot-Kelly-Caron
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk
Seidenberg-Corvo
Ference-McQuaid

Thomas
Rask

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Report: Durant will be meeting with Celtics on Saturday

Report: Durant will be meeting with Celtics on Saturday

Kevin Durant’s weekend of free agent visits has come into focus on the final day of June.

According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, the Boston Celtics will be meeting with the free agent superstar on Saturday.

After meeting with Durant on Saturday, the Celtics should have a better idea if they will need to waive Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko before Sunday's July 3 deadline. Waiving the duo would create additional salary cap space to potentially sign Durant and another near max-salaried player.