Bruins’ Thomas ready to take on anything Habs throw his way

Thomas after his fight/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — Tim Thomas, as expected, led the Bruins out onto the ice for warm-ups for Game 1 of Boston’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Montreal at TD Garden.

He gets the start against Canadiens netminder Carey Price.

As he said earlier this week, Thomas is ready if Montreal players decide their best approach is to crash the net:

“Usually, it gets me into the game. It’s like I generally have problems with the teams where the people are overly nice to me. It’s kind of weird, actually. When everybody’s just playing hockey the way you need to play to get the wins on both side, it helps you get into the game.”

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

Lucic-Krejci-Horton

Marchand-Bergeron-Recchi

Kelly-Peverley-Ryder

Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk

Kaberle-Seidenberg

Ference-McQuaid

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