Photo gallery: optional practice before Game 3

BOSTON — Shawn Thornton, Tim Thomas and Adam McQuaid joined the Bruins’ scratches for a brief on-ice practice today at TD Garden, while the rest of the team got in some off-ice workouts, soccer and general relaxing on the eve of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Buffalo.

The Bruins earned a split on the road and are looking forward to putting home-ice advantage to use.

Below are some photos from today’s on-ice activity.

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