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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Bruins ready for Leafs

By Joe McDonald

BOSTON -- There’s definitely a buzz around TD Garden this morning as the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs prepare for their first meeting of the season.

Tim Thomas will start in goal for the Bruins. He has a 4-0-0 record with a 0.75 goals-against average and a .978 save percentage this season. The lines remain the same for Boston. Here are the combinations:

Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Wheeler-Bergeron-Caron
Recchi-Seguin-Ryder
Marchand-Campbell-Thornton

Bruins coach Claude Julien has mixed and matched his defensive pairings this season, and now with Johnny Boychuk out of the lineup with a fractured left forearm, that trend is likely to continue on the Boston blue line.

Here are the pairings you’ll probably see the most:

Ference-Chara
Seidenberg-Hunwick
Stuart-McQuaid