Thomas in net for Bruins vs. Avs, Stuart scratched

Thomas in net for Bruins vs. Avs, Stuart scratched
January 22, 2011, 7:48 pm
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comDENVER The Bruins are 13-4-5 on the road this season, and perhaps its the best place for the Black and Gold to go while banishing the losing taste from their collective mouths after a flat home loss to the Buffalo Sabres.Tim Thomas was the first goaltender onto the ice for the Boston Bruins, and fellow American netminder Craig Anderson was first onto the Pepsi Center ice for the Colorado Avalanche in this Saturday afternoon tilt.Thomas is 12-1-4 on the road, and is coming off a career-high 43 saves in a 3-2 road win over the Carolina Hurricanes earlier this week while Anderson is struggling with 1-5-1 with a 3.58 goals against average in his last seven starts.No changes to the Bs forward lines, but defenseman Mark Stuart has been scratched for the Bruins against the Avalanche. Stuart has only been back for a two games from a broken right hand, but the Bruins really like the way McQuaid has played this year -- and were looking for ways to get him back into the lineup.Peter Forsberg skated with the Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Saturday morning, and apparently Foppa is feeling pretty good -- a development that once again start cranking up the possibility that he and his creaky feet are angling for a comeback with Colorado.