BOSTON — Either the Flyers’ decision to go with Sergei Bobrovsky will work tonight in Game 4 at the TD Garden and the series will extend to a fifth game, or the Bruins will bust out the brooms.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien said before the game that the switch in goal for Philadelphia doesn’t change his team’s approach to Game 4 of its Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Flyers.
“Well I think every team’s prepared for anything right now. When you play the same team in a series, you pre-scout everybody” said Julien, whose team leads the series 3-0. “They do the same thing to us and vice versa here. So, no, it doesn’t really matter to us who they put in net. I think we’re prepared for whatever scenario is thrown at us. Now it’s just a matter of going out there and doing the job and doing it right.”
The goalie switch isn’t the only change for the Flyers, who scratched forward Nikolay Zherdev. Here’s how their lines looked in warm-up:
Chris Pronger will miss his third straight game. The Bruins don’t appear to have any changes from their Game 3 lineup:
Tim Thomas, of course, is in net.