Thomas, 36, is 11-1-1 with a 1.46 goals against average in 14 starts. He leads the league with a .955 save percentage and is tied for the league lead with four shutouts. He most recently made 31 saves in the team’s 3-1 victory over the Panthers in Florida on Wednesday.
Julien also said the the lines “will be kind of the same” as they were in the third period of Wednesday’s game. With the team trailing, 1-0, in the third period, Julien reunited the Blake Wheeler  – David Krejci  – Michael Ryder  line of years past, sticking Patrice Bergeron  between Milan Lucic  and Nathan Horton . Gregory Campbell  centered Jordan Caron and Mark Recchi , while Tyler Seguin  returned to center on a line with Brad Marchand  and Shawn Thornton .
In warmups, however, it was Daniel Paille  skating with Seguin and Thornton, with Marchand jumping up to Campbell’s line. Caron was not on the ice, an indication he could be a healthy scratch for the first time since the season-opener on Oct. 9 in Prague.