Thomas vs. Enroth on Saturday afternoon

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Thomas vs. Enroth on Saturday afternoon

It will be Tim Thomas vs. Jhonas Enroth in the final regular season game of the year for both the Bruins and Sabres, and itll be Thomas for a full 60 minutes. Claude Julien confirmed that prior to puck drop on Saturday afternoon along with the lineup additions and subtractions with very little actually on the line for the Black and Gold. Brian Rolston and Torey Krug will both sit out as healthy scratches, and Johnny Boychuk and Adam McQuaid will sit while dinged up with injuries.

That leaves Chris Kelly as the only Bs player to skate in all 82 games this year with Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and Thomas back in the lineup against the Sabres. Here is the projected lineup for the Bs:

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

Chara-Seidenberg
Ference-Zanon
Mottau-Corvo

Thomas
Khudobin

Brady, Harbaugh found common ground on plane ride back from Michigan

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Brady, Harbaugh found common ground on plane ride back from Michigan

FOXBORO -- What could have been an awkward plane ride for Tom Brady and John Harbaugh was made less so thanks to a high school lacrosse player. 

Brady and Harbaugh shared a private plane back from Michigan where Jim Harbaugh and his University of Michigan program put on an event for National Signing Day. About a year earlier, Brady told a room full of reporters that Harbaugh and his coaching staff should study the rule book and "figure it out" after hearing that they were pretty upset about the unusual formations the Patriots ran during their AFC Divisional Round win over Baltimore. 

They may not have been on the best of terms.

"I was pissed off," he told ESPN's Ian O'Connor before the start of this season. "It was uncalled for. And the rules are deeper than that, and I know the rules, and I stand by why that play shouldn't have been allowed. ... So yeah, that should never have been said."

But on the flight was Harbaugh's daughter Alison, a high school lacrosse player. When Brady took some time to share a few thoughts on competitiveness with her, he and Harbaugh found common ground.

"We had a lot of fun," Harbaugh said of the flight. "I don't know if he's talked about that at all, but we ended up sharing a plane ride along with my daughter and a couple of his people, friends of his. We just had a chance to just talk for a couple hours. And really more than anything, Alison got a chance to listen to Tom Brady talk about competing and what it takes to be great at what you do.

"And one of the funny things about it was, he was so nice to her. He gets off and they go, and we get back on the plane and we're talking, and she says something like, 'Boy, Tom really is a nice guy.' And I look at here and go, 'Tom?' I'm thinking 'Mr. Brady' would have been more appropriate. She said, 'He said to call me Tom.' I got a kick out of that.

"It was good. Lot of respect for him and a lot of respect for what he's accomplished. He's very tough to compete against. The best quarterback that's played, certainly in this era, without question in my mind. That's how I would rank him. And it's just another tough challenge to have to play against him."

Lowry, Sullinger and Blount interrupt interview with DeRozan

Lowry, Sullinger and Blount interrupt interview with DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan didn't get a chance to answer one question in his postgame interview before being interrupted by Kyle Lowry, Jared Sullinger, and LeGarrette Blount.