With the Bruins set to play the Capitals in Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday night, NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley joined the Dennis & Callahan show to preview the game.

All of the first six games of the series were decided by one goal, with three of the games going into overtime. Brickley said he expects the trend to continue in Game 7, especially because he has seen no quit in this Capitals team.

Shawn Thornton will be a healthy scratch for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Wednesday against the Capitals. Jordan Caron, who played on the fourth line in place of Thornton in Game 6, will remain in the lineup. 

The lineup is as follows:

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Tyler Seguin

Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron - Rich Peverley 

Benoit Pouliot – Chris Kelly – Brian Rolston

Daniel Paille – Gregory Campbell – Jordan Caron

Zdeno Chara – Dennis Seidenberg

WILMINGTON -- After Patrice Bergeron missed the Bruins' practice at Ristuccia Arena, B's coach Claude Julien was adamant that the banged-up center will be in the lineup in Wednesday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Capitals. 

"None at all," Julien said when asked if there was any doubt that Bergeron would play. 

Added Julien: "He's playing next game. … I don't know how much clearer I can get. He's in."

Tim Thomas’ most memorable games have come in the postseason. Now, it’s time for another one. 



Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has been named one of the three finalists for this year's Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded annually to the forward "who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." The other finalists are three-time winner Pavel Datsyuk and St. Louis' David Backes.

During the regular season, Bergeron led the NHL in plus/minus (plus-36) and was second in the league in faceoff percentage (59.3). He has never won the Selke in his career.

WASHINGTON – Based on six games of evidence, there are going to be two cities’ worth of hockey fans without fingernails come Wednesday night. 



Tyler Seguin played the role of hero Sunday in Game 6 at the Verizon Center in Washington as he scored just over three minutes into overtime to give the Bruins a 4-3 win over the Capitals and force a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday night in Boston. Seguin came flying down the slot and took a feed from Milan Lucic. He held the puck long enough to make Caps goalie Braden Holtby commit before flipping the puck into the vacated net for his first career playoff overtime goal.

Tyler Seguin deked and scored on Braden Holtby just 3:17 into the first overtime as the Bruins beat the Capitals, 4-3, Sunday in Game 6 at the Verizon Center in Washington. David Krejci stole the puck near center ice and gave it to Milan Lucic on the left wing, and he fed Seguin down the slot. Holtby came out to try to play the puck and Seguin -- considered the most skilled puck-handler on the Bruins -- held on and waited for Holtby to go down before firing the puck into the open net. Game 7 is Wednesday night at TD Garden. 

WASHINGTON -- Patrice Bergeron will be in the Bruins' lineup for Game 6 against the Capitals, but the team will be without Joe Corvo. Both players took warmups at Verizon Center. 

Mike Mottau is in the lineup in place of Corvo, who hurt his right leg blocking a shot in the second period of Boston's 4-3 loss to the Capitals in Game 5. 

Tuukka Rask is also making his return for the Bruins, as he is backing up Tim Thomas. Shawn Thornton is a healthy scratch in favor of Jordan Caron.

WASHINGTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien did not indicate Sunday whether Patrice Bergeron and Joe Corvo will be in the team's lineup for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Capitals, but he did say the two will take the ice for warmups. 

Both players left Saturday's 4-3 loss due to injury, as Corvo was hurt blocking a shot in the second period and Bergeron left the game in the third period with an undisclosed injury. 

Both Jordan Caron and Mike Mottau will also take warmups for the B's, as will blueliner Andrew Bodnarchuk.