The Bear Essentials: Game Day, Buds vs. B's
Saturday, 09.22.2007 / 11:12 AM ET / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop - BostonBruins.com
Tuukka Rask is on the ice, and is expected to get some time tonight, along with Tim Thomas.
11:30 a.m. With the early start there was no game day skate for the players appearing tonight, but many fans took advantage of the open practice and are watching Chara, Bergeron et al.
1:17 p.m. The media just met with Coach Julien, who informed the writers that he will be playing Tim Thomas for 60-minutes, tonight.
"Timmy's got the full game," he said. "Tuukka practiced this morning...and (he's) the backup."
Asked if he was going to do that the rest of the way, Julien wasn't willing to commit.
"I'm taking it one game at a time, here," he said. "But there's probably good reason to see our goaltenders start to play full games."
3:06 p.m. We're getting down to the nitty gritty here. No word on the Toronto lineup, yet.
I will try to be forthcoming when the boys in blue hit the ice.
3:27 p.m. I just saw my first leaf. Clemmensen and Gill just lead the team onto their end of the ice. Timmy led the B's.
On the ice for Toronto (as I saw them skate around):
3:48 p.m. Only a few minutes until game time, I am switching over to updating my recap (story 1 on the front page). See you on the flip side! Go Bruins!