Thomas to start tonight vs. Lightning

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Thomas to start tonight vs. Lightning

After having some success against the Anaheim Ducks, the Bruins will go with the same lineup against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night at TD Garden.

The only difference? The goaltender. Tim Thomas will hop back into the net after getting Sunday off against the Anaheim Ducks. Hell have a chance to continue his excellent run since bottoming out against the Penguins, Lighting and Panthers two weeks ago.

Thomas is 3-1 with a .946 save percentage in his last four games, and appears to have found the second wind that eluded him when he made 16 straight appearances for the Bruins. Now its on to a Tampa, which is in the middle of a three-game winning streak.

Newly-signed former Michigan State defenseman Torey Krug was also a participant in Bs morning skate wearing Steve Kampfers old No. 47. Here are the projected lines for tonights game with Joe Corvo, Daniel Palle, Mike Mottau and Krug all expected to be healthy scratches:

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

Chara-Seidenberg
Ference-Boychuk
Zanon-McQuaid

Thomas
Turco

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

The Patriots had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the field for Tuesday's practice.

While many are hopeful that Garoppolo will be ready to go on Sunday, it’s definitely not a given at this point.

According to CSN’s Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “still in pain and does not yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder”

Tom E. Curran had better news about Jacoby Brissett’s thumb. The rookie quarterback was in the Patriots locker room locker room Tuesday morning without splint, tape or cast on his thumb. 

When he asked Brissett if he's feeling "tip-top," he answered, "Oh yeah."