No changes for Bruins, Malhotra feeling good

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No changes for Bruins, Malhotra feeling good

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com

VANCOUVER It sounds as if the Bruins wont be making any changes to their lineup in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, set to drop the puck around 8 p.m. at Rogers Arena.There had been the slightest hint of speculation that Shawn Thornton might suit up given the rough and tumble nature of Game 1 and the second lowest ice time total of Tyler Seguins NHL career, but plain and simple the Bruins can use Seguins offense in their lineup against the high-powered Canucks.Every game is about making decisions here," Julien said. "Shawn for us right now is a guy that hasnt been in the dressing room between the first and second, and second and third. He's in the warm-ups, he's getting dressed with the players. He's still doing his job. Whenever he hasn't been playing, he's still been a big asset to our hockey club. He's won a Stanley Cup. When he did win it, he had to miss some games as well.We're in a position where we have to make decisions based on our needs, what has to happen. We've at points envisioned a guy like Tyler, the way he played... we had to keep him in the lineup. As games go on, we make decisions. What I'm saying today might be different tomorrow, so on and so forth. Manny Malhotra, on the other hand, sounds like he might be a game time decision for the Canucks and it looks like the hard-nosed center will take the pregame warm-up to see how he feels.I feel really good. I felt good yesterday and I felt good again this morning, said Malhotra, a face-off ace and a weapon on the penalty kill. It's obviously an incredible position to be in. I think everybody that's on the ice tonight has dreamed about this at some point or another in their career, growing up.I realize the significance of the moment. At the same time, once the puck has dropped, I'm going to have to just, again, bring it back to basics. Just another game, got to do the things I've done my whole career.

Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs.

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