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(SportsNetwork. Air Huarache Mens .com) - Tuukka Rask had a first-hand look at how important Tim Thomas was to the Boston Bruins franchise. Rask and the Bruins will face their former teammate on Thursday night, when Thomas is expected to start for the Florida Panthers against visiting Boston. Thomas, a former ninth-round pick by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1994 draft, signed as a free agent with the Bruins in 2002 and made his NHL debut with the club that season, appearing in four games. He eventually became the No. 1 goaltender with the Bruins and went 196-121-45 in 378 regular-season games with the club. The 39-year-old also posted a postseason record of 29-21 in 50 games with the Bruins, logging a 2.07 goals against average and .933 save percentage. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2011 after helping lead Boston to its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. Thomas, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner, played one more season with the Bruins before sitting out the lockout-shortened campaign. He became a free agent this past offseason and appeared in training camp with the Panthers on a professional tryout before signing a one-year deal just before the start of the season. Thomas has made three appearances with the Panthers, allowing nine goals on 60 shots faced. However, he has not played since exiting last Tuesdays game versus Philadelphia early with a groin injury. He is expected to play tonight, per Floridas official twitter account. "All those years shooting on him in practice and what not, I think itll be fun to finally shoot on him in a game and Im sure hes looking forward to it as well," said Bostons Milan Lucic. "Im sure hes happy to be back in the NHL playing and hes found a new home here in Florida." Thomas year off allowed Rask to grab hold of Bostons starting goaltender job after he spent the majority of his career backing up the former since being acquired from Toronto on June 24, 2006. Rask went 19-10-5 with a 9.29 GAA in 36 games last season, helping the Bruins get to the Stanley Cup Finals. "I never thought that we would play against each other. But Im glad that he made his comeback and proved people wrong again, and I hope he does well," said the 26-year-old Rask, who is 7-1-0 with a 0.86 GAA, .972 save percentage and three shutouts lifetime versus the Panthers. Boston will play three straight on the road after opening the season with four of five at home and lost for the second time in its past three games with Mondays 3-2 setback to Detroit. Loui Eriksson and Milan Lucic tallied for the Bruins, while Rask made 24 saves. "Were really struggling with our finish right now. The chances are there but goals are not coming easy," noted Bruins head coach Claude Julien. The Panthers, meanwhile, begin a six-game homestand and have lost five of seven to begin the season. They were last in action on Tuesday, a 4-3 setback to Nashville. Jonathan Huberdeau, Marcel Goc and Matt Gilroy netted goals in the loss, while Jacob Markstrom surrendered all four goals on 30 shots. "We did some good things tonight with our forecheck and creating turnovers," said Huberdeau. "We can look to build on that for our next game and get some of our mistakes straightened out." The Bruins won all three of their meetings with the Panthers a season ago, outscoring them 11-2. They have won nine of the last 11 encounters overall and six of the past seven in Florida. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 . Zimmerman hit a 2-0 pitch off Mike Fiers (0-1) over the wall in left field to score Adam LaRoche for the Nationals fourth consecutive win. Tyler Clippard (5-2) pitched a scoreless 15th for the win. Nike Roshe One Flyknit Blue . Totti had to be replaced after 30 minutes in Fridays 2-0 win over Napoli with a right thigh muscle problem.Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Johnson notched a pair of goals, including an insurance marker in the third period, to lead Tampa Bay to a 4-2 decision over Ottawa on Sunday. Victor Hedman contributed a goal and assist with Steven Stamkos picking up the other score for the Lightning, who shook off a loss in Pittsburgh on Friday and won for the fifth time in their last six. Ben Bishop backed his offense with a 20-save effort. Kyle Turris and Mark Stone supplied the scores for the Senators, who have lost four of six with their modest two-game win streak ending. Robin Lehner stopped 26 pucks in defeat. Johnson put the Bolts ahead by a 4-2 count seconds shy of eight minutes to go in the third period. He was left alone in the left circle to take a Nikita Kucherov slap pass and bury it. Lehner was not allowed to leave his net for an extra attacker until the final seconds, and the hosts only tested Bishop with six shots in the final 20 minutes. Turris lit the lamp just 32 seconds after tthe opening puck drop, on a quick one-timer off a backhand feed by Clarke MacArthur. Nike Roshe One Print Black. Hedman beat Lehner high at 3:48 of the second to tie the game, but Stone put the Senators back on top with 7 1/2 minutes gone and seconds after a power play expired. Tampa flipped momentum once more with goals from Johnson and Stamkos 47 seconds apart in the late stages of the frame to head to the second intermission up 3-2. The former saw Johnson creep behind coverage on the left side to whip home a Kucherov dish. On the latter, coming with 3:05 remaining in the period, Stamkos circled the Ottawa net and beat several would-be Senators checkers before sliding a backhander home from the right side. Game Notes Tampa improved to 10-8-3 on the road and will end its three-game trip in Montreal on Tuesday ... Johnson has recorded four multi-goal efforts this season ... Ottawa starts a four-game swing at Philadelphia on Tuesday. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 
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