Practice Before Game 1
BOSTON, MA - Following Monday's off day with no practice, the Bruins were back together at TD Garden on Tuesday morning for a hard-working, methodical practice prior to facing off against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night in Game 1.
Joining the B's on the ice was Nathan Horton, who had been out day-to-day with an upper-body injury since leaving the April 21st game against Pittsburgh. Horton was reunited with Milan Lucic and David Krejci in white.
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There wasn't too much extracurricular activity or joking around for the group during practice, who ran through their paces for nearly 40 minutes, before scrimmaging and taking part in battling five-on-five drills down low. With Jagr back on the ice, he also rejoined the power-play drills.
Captain Zdeno Chara led the team's center-ice stretch prior to practice wrapping up; once the sticks taps to end stretch ensued, the B's lightened up a bit, with their hard work nearly completed for the day.
Lines in practice:
Defensive pairings used mostly throughout practice reflected those from the past two games:
Following practice, Coach Julien said that Jagr is okay and should be good to go tomorrow, while Horton is still day-to-day and they'll "wait to see how he is tomorrow to make that decision" whether he's in the lineup.
Horton said he feels good and has been skating on his own for four or five days now. "I've been working hard and it was great to be out there."
Coach also noted that tomorrow's lineup is not finalized yet and wants "everybody ready" to go. "We had line combinations today, but that doesn't mean that's what they're going to be," he said.
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