Thomas playing in 12th straight game vs. Flyers

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Thomas playing in 12th straight game vs. Flyers

Tim Thomas is out on the ice first meaning hell be playing in his 12th straight game and 10th start in this 12 games when he suits up to face off against Ilya Bryzgalov and the Philadelphia Flyers. Thomas has owned the Flyers throughout his career and is 12-3-2 with a 2.20 goals against average and a .935 save percentage in 17 career games against the Flyers.

Its a sign of hope to the Bruins that they always play well against the Flyers.

Its a good opponent and theyre playing well, said Claude Julien. The one thing I like about this game today is that we always seem to play well against Philadelphia. So you hope that pattern continues, and we go out there and play a really solid game.

Its something we need right now and everybody knows it.

The question becomes how much Thomas will have in the gas tank after playing so much during the month of March. Here is the rest of the Bs projected lineup with Joe Corvo sitting out as a healthy scratch:

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Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin
Rolston-Pouliot-Kelly
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Seidenberg
Ference-Boychuk
Zanon-McQuaid

Thomas
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Acciari, Heinen called back up to Bruins

Acciari, Heinen called back up to Bruins

BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Bruins made a few roster moves after a slogging 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche earlier this week, with an eye toward getting some competition going among the forward group, and perhaps spark a team struggling offensively.

Danton Heinen and Noel Acciari were brought up from Providence to skate with the big club on Saturday morning at Warrior Ice Arena and gritty Anton Blidh was returned to the P-Bruins after a solid stint as a fourth-line energy guy for the Black and Gold. 

Jimmy Hayes and Colin Miller were the late skaters off the ice following morning skate, so those will be the healthy scratches for the Bruins with both Acciari and Heinen in the lineup for the Black and Gold tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden.

Heinen has been tearing it up for the P-Bruins lately with four goals and seven points in his past five games with a plus-2 rating, including a couple of two-goal games for a Providence team that’s starting to heat up. 

Otherwise, things looked fairly similar for the Black and Gold, who didn’t make any changes to the struggling top power-play unit that was a disaster on Thursday night in the first period. It was Patrice Bergeron in the bumper role, Ryan Spooner on the half-wall, David Backes at the front of the net and David Krejci and Torey Krug manning the point positions. 

Here are the Bruins projected line combos and D-pairings based on the morning skate: 

 
Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

Heinen-Krejci-Backes

Spooner-Nash-Czarnik

Schaller-Moore-Acciari/Hayes

 
Chara-Carlo

Krug-McQuaid

Morrow-K. Miller

C. Miller

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