Tim Thomas will start his fifth game of the year tonight against Chicago. Thomas enters tonight with a 1.26 GAA and a .962 save percentage, the best marks in the NHL.
Seventeen Bruins were on the ice for the morning skate. Taking the morning off were Peter Schaefer, Marc Savard, Glen Murray, and P.J. Axelsson.
Tonight's projected lineup:
* Tonight will be Milan Lucic's ninth game as an NHLer. All signs point toward Lucic remaining with the club after tonight, thereby putting the first season of his three-year contract on the books. "I don't think I have to look at this game any differently than any other game," Lucic said. "Go out and do what I've been doing. Hopefully I'll be here tomorrow."