PHILADELPHIA — The three Bruins players made available to the media this afternoon pregame and head coach Claude Julien all answered questions about Tim Thomas by noting that Tuukka Rask is also a great goaltender.

Despite the verbal bouquets, however, Rask is still just a great back-up goaltender, for now.

Tim Thomas led the Bruins onto the ice for warm-ups, while Brian Boucher did the same for the Philadelphia before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the teams.

Here’s how the Bruins skated their line drills:

Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Marchand-Bergeron-Recchi
Kelly-Peverley-Ryder
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Seidenberg
Kaberle-McQuaid
Ference-Boychuk

And here’s how the Flyers lined up:

Carcillo-Richards-Versteeg
Hartnell-Briere-Leino
Van Riemsdyk-Giroux-Zherdev
Rinaldo-Betts-Powe

Carle-Pronger
Timonen-Coburn
Meszaros-O’Donnell