Canucks coach Alain Vigneault expressed frustration with Bruins' goaltender Tim Thomas Wednesday, saying that he has spoken to the NHL about the way Thomas plays outside the crease and initiates contact with players. He also had a problem with Thomas' hit on Vancouver center Henrik Sedin in the third period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, a hit that occurred in the crease.

Bruins coach Claude Julien confirmed Wednesday that rookie forward Tyler Seguin will be in the team's lineup for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. Fellow rookie Jordan Caron will take warmups with the team. 

"I think people have a pretty good idea that Tyler will be back in the lineup," Julien said, "and if they didn't, they do now."

NBC and Versus NHL analyst Darren Pang joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the Stanley Cup finals.

Pang, a former NHL goaltender, was asked about how Roberto Luongo will respond after the Canucks netminder surrendered eight goals in Monday night's Game 3.

A noticeably tired Sully, one of the two Green Men who support the Canucks, checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to discuss his experiences with Bruins fans at TD Garden in Game 3 Monday night.

Sully and his compatriot Force were up all night after going to Yankee Stadium to cheer on the Red Sox Tuesday night. The duo did not don their Green Men bodysuits in New York, taking a day off after the intensity of Monday night.

Hockey Night in Canada analyst and former Bruins coach Don Cherry joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to offer his thoughts on a suddenly intense Stanley Cup finals that continues with Game 4 Wednesday night.

The Bruins put together an inspiring performance in Game 3, and Cherry said he thinks the Bruins can build off the 8-1 victory. He credits Shawn Thornton as the key to Boston's resurgence.

That peculiar sound you’ve been hearing the last month-and-a-half or so has been the anguished sound of a generation of Boston sports media having to re-acquaint themselves with how to pay attention to the Bruins. It’s been a great disturbance in the Force. As if dozens of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced into writing Bruins game reports.



It's been quite a season for Nathan Horton who went from being the big offseason acquisition to the answer to the Bruins’ scoring woes to incapable of scoring and ultimately to becoming one of the great clutch athletes in Boston history. Unfortunately for Bruins fans, the year is over for No.



Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick, now an analyst for the Versus Network, suggested that the season-ending concussion suffered by Bruins winger Nathan Horton after a controversial hit by Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome will not be the last of the injuries in the Stanley Cup finals.

According to a report from ESPN.com, NHL vice president Mike Murphy has told both the Bruins and Canucks that from Game 4 onward, any player waving their fingers or putting their fingers in the mouths of other players will recieve a two-minute penalty and 10-minute misconduct. 

Milan Lucic has been the man of the hour throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs, as he hails from Vancouver and plays for the Bruins. He had plenty of family in attendance for the first two games of the series at Rogers Arena, but when asked Tuesday to address the rowdiness of Boston fans, noted that his family had a tough time in Vancouver.

A Vancouver reporter asked Lucic about the way Boston fans treat out-of-towners, saying that Vancouver natives had phoned his station saying they were verbally abused, among other things, by Bostonians after Game 3.