It's completely contrary to what we saw in warmups prior to Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks, but it looks as though Shawn Thornton will be in the lineup for the home team at TD Garden tonight. That means rookie Tyler Seguin comes out of the lineup.
A lot of Bruins fans had been clamoring for Thornton's insertion into the lineup following Game 2, when the Canucks showed up Boston in the physical aspect of the game. Adding some more jam in the form of Thornton should, in theory, counteract that a little bit. We'll see if it makes a difference.
Of course, Seguin missed most of the first two rounds of the playoffs as a healthy scratch. He returned in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals when Patrice Bergeron went down to injury and immediately made an impact, causing fans to praise Claude Julien for putting him in. Now, he's back out and Thornton is in.
Should be fun.
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