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Thomas in net vs. Ottawa

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  January 26, 2007 01:52 PM

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WILMINGTON — Tim Thomas, trusted workhorse of Bruins coach Dave Lewis, will get the call to net Saturday afternoon in Ottawa.
Lewis opted for Thomas, despite Hannu Toivonen’s fine performance against the Senators this past Saturday night in Boston.
Tough decision to make?
‘‘No, not at all,’’ Lewis said matter-of-factly. ‘‘Now, every decision has a consequence, and hopefully this is the right decision.’’
Lewis added that he has gained enough confidence in the 22-year-old Toivonen that he could consider using his two goalies in a straight rotatation
``I’m not saying that I’m going to do that,’’ said Lewis. ‘‘But I’d consider it.’’
Line calls
Lewis is looking for the line of Jeff Hoggan-Wayne Primeau-Shean Donovan to be the club’s energy line. It’s a response, in part, to GM Peter Chiarelli’s hunt for and ‘‘energy’’ forward to help the squad shake its 4-7-2 doldrums.
‘‘I think the three of them can do it,’’ said Lewis.
Meanwhile, the odd-forward who will have to sit out Saturday will come from a line that had four forwards skating in grey sweaters during the workout: the combination had wingers Petr Tenkrat and Phil Kessel flanking pivots Mark Mowers and Brad Boyes.
Provided Lewis keeps to his practice lines, one of those four must sit.

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