WILMINGTON — What does a team do that has lost three straight games and is on the wrong end of making hockey history do before the biggest game of the year?
Sleep in, practice late and tweak the lines.
The Bruins practiced at Ristuccia Arena at 1 p.m. after announcing that that they would “arrive” at the rink at noon. When they did show up Blake Wheeler  was wearing an unfamiliar sweater color — yellow — that he has not worn all year indicating that be would at least be practicing with Patrice Bergeron  and Mark Recchi  on Thursday. Daniel Paille  was bumped to the grey sweaters with Vladimir Sobotka and Michael Ryder  and, oddly enough, Brad Marchand . The white and red sweaters remained unchanged with Marc Savard , Milan Lucic  and Miroslav Satan on the top line and Trent Whitfield, Steve Begin and Shawn Thornton  fill out the checking line.
Adam McQuaid was also present for the full team practice to round out a full squad of defensemen with Zdeno Chara , Johnny Boychuk , Dennis Wideman , Matt Hunwick, Mark Stuart  and Andrew Ference . The Black Aces on the blue line were also present with Andrew Bodnarchuk, Jeffrey Penner and And Wozniewski.