brutus_beefcakeRALEIGH — Aaron Ward warmed up with his Boston Bruins teammates and Tim Thomas and Cam Ward led their respective teams onto the ice for warm-ups prior to Game 6 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series at RBC Center.

Here are the lines and D pairs as per warm-ups:

Lucic-Savard-Kessel
Recchi-Bergeron-Kobasew
Bitz-Krejci-Ryder
Axelsson-Yelle-Thornton

Chara-Ward
Montador-Wideman
Stuart-Hnidy

One note for Carolina, Joni Pitkanen didn’t skate this morning but did warm up and should be in.

Also, Ric Flair is scheduled to crank the pregame siren for the first time in this series. Flair chickened out. And, no joke, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake is on his way to this game to be the Bruins’ good-luck charm. Woo!