By Joe Haggerty
PHILADELPHIA Its round two of an anticipated seven round fight between the Bruins and the Flyers, and there doesnt appear to be much in the way of changes for either side.The Bruins wont have any changes on their end, and only Mark Recchi was missing from the morning skate at the Wells Fargo Center as he took a well-deserved veteran exception as a 43-year-old playing deep into the postseason. Nathan Horton was back on the ice for the Bruins after missing yesterday with a broken skate, and Tim Thomas will be in goal for a Bs team simply worrying about their own business. "I dont think theres any secret to how hard this game is gonna be, and how tough this series is going to be, Andrew Ference said. We just have to take care of our own backyard first. It doesnt matter what system youre running if you dont bring energy and work with you as a team. Thats something we have to make sure we do.The Flyers were missing Chris Pronger and Jeff Carter from the ice at morning skate, but sources told CSNPhilly.coms Sarah Baicker that Pronger would play despite missing the last handful of minutes from Game 1 and walking up the runway to the dressing room with a couple of minutes left in the game.Brian Boucher will get the start between the pipes after getting yanked during the second period of Game One, and the Flyers goaltending carousel continues. Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said it was a chance for the entire team -- Boucher included -- to wipe away the stain of a wretched Game One. "Brian will go back in net today," said Laviolette. "Today for me is a game where we all have to go back in there and try and right some wrongs. Everybody gets an opportunity and he deserves it."It sure looks like a fatal flaw in the series with the journeymen Boucher carrying a .783 save percentage into Game 2, but Claude Julien wasnt going to look at that as something the Bs could count on.They pulled goalies in the last round and they still managed to win their series, Julien said. We know thats something that has happened with this team since the first round, and its something that happened to them last year when they got to the Finals. Were not hanging our hat on that. Were hanging our hat on how were going to handle our own situation, and thats where were at right now. Andrew Ference had the line of the day when talking about the emails and texts he was sending out last night and this morning upon hearing about the death of Osama Bin Laden. Ference has befriended a group of US Army Rangers in Massachusetts that are also Bruins fans, and one had texted the Bs defenseman over the last couple of weeks that they were going out hunting for bad guys. It was the CIA and the Navy Seals that eventually took out Bin Laden, but Ference said he could sense the relief in his friends after theyd spent many sleepless nights hunting after the evil mastermind behind the 911 attacks.Ference also said he asked a few friends that were in contact with Barack Obama to put in a request for the Bruins: "I asked one of my buddies to send an email to Obama because I hear he's good at finding things, said Ference with a smile on his face. Hopefully he can help us find a power play goal."
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By Joe Haggerty