Thomas getting start for Bruins vs Habs

Thomas getting start for Bruins vs Habs
March 24, 2011, 11:06 pm
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Tim Thomas was the first goalie on the ice for the Bruins during pregame warm-ups, and will get his second straight start for the Bs at TD Garden after locking down his 30th win of the season against the New Jersey Devils.Carey Price will get the nod for the Montreal Canadiens in a must-win for the Habs sitting three points behind Boston with the Bruins holding two games in hand on Montreal in their divisional race.The Bruins are entering the game attempting to distance themselves from the he saidshe said, soap opera war of words between the two teams over Zdeno CharaMax Pacioretty chatter the last few days.Instead the Bruins were focusing on closing out the Canadiens, and playing the pounding physical style that gives them an inherent advantage over the small, skilled Habs hockey club. Were here to play hockey. Thats all there is to it, Julien said. This 'he said, she said' soap opera, Im not interested in answering those kinds of questions because two hours from now theres a big game to be played and its two big points for both teams. Thats what my focus is on right now.The forward lines appear exactly the same with Brad Marchand again skating with Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell to start things off.