Originally written January 12, 2012 on NESN.com:
BOSTON -- The Bruins will close out a four-game homestand with a clash against the Canadiens as Montreal pays its final visit of the season to the Garden on Thursday. The Bruins had just an optional skate in the morning, though 15 players still took part. That included both goalies. Tim Thomas was the first off the ice and will likely get the call to start after Tuukka Rask got the nod against Winnipeg on Tuesday. Thomas has beaten Montreal the last two times he faced the Canadiens, recording 33 saves in each game, including a 1-0 shutout in Montreal...
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