Tim Thomas acknowledged after his 4-0 shutout of the Canucks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday at TD Garden that he had finally reached his boiling point with Bruins nemesis Alex Burrows. 

Thomas was just under two minutes from the shutout when Burrows set up in front of Thomas and jabbed at the butt-end of Thomas' goalie stick as the Canucks were trying to spoil the shutout and score on a power play. TV replays showed Burrows taking a swipe at Thomas' stick and the Bruins goalie retaliated by taking a whack at the back of Burrows' legs. 

Claude Julien revealed a surprise to the Bruins following their 4-0 win over the Canucks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday: concussed right wing Nathan Horton.

Rich Peverley scored twice filling in on the top line for the injured Nathan Horton and Tim Thomas turned aside all 38 shots for his third playoff shutout as the Bruins blanked the Canucks, 4-0, in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals, evening the series at 2-2. The series now shifts back to Rogers Arena in Vancouver for Game 5 on Friday night before returning to Boston for Game 6 Monday night. 

ESPN hockey analyst Barry Melrose checked in with the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday afternoon to talk about the Stanley Cup finals and Wednesday night's Game 4.

Asked if he would be sitting with the Green Men at the game, Melrose joked: "I stay away from the Green Men. I can’t even believe they got into the country. I’m a little embarrassed about letting those guys in."

He added: "We keep al-Qaida out, but we let these two guys in? What’s that all about?"

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.