Found April 07, 2012 on NESN.com:
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3:30 p.m. ET: The B's have had the No. 2 seed locked up, and fans in Boston have been getting ready for playoff hockey. But before the B's finally embark on what they hope will be another Stanley Cup run, they'll be playing host to the Buffalo Sabres in the regular season finale. While the game doesn't mean much for Boston, Tim Thomas will get the start in net as Claude Julien looks to keep him ready. Brian Rolston, meanwhile, will get some rest, while the rest of the forward lines remain intact. Jordan Caron will assume Rolston's spot on...
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