Thomas/By S. Bradley

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Tim Thomas will be the Bruins’ starting goaltender in their preseason finale tonight in Bridgeport, Conn., against the New York Islanders.

Thomas has previously played in two exhibition matches for the Bruins.

Head coach Claude Julien said that he could use Thomas the whole game or could turn to back-up Tuukka Rask at some point. Regardless of who’s in goal, tonight is the last chance for several roster hopefuls to make their case to Julien and the coaching staff.

Here’s tonight’s projected Bruins lines and defensemen:


Seidenberg, Ference, Boychuk, Bartkowski, McQuaid, Corvo

That would leave Daniel Paille, Patrice Bergeron, Jordan Caron, Shawn Thornton and Zdeno Chara as the scratches.