Tim Thomas Off Ice First at Morning Skate, Likely to Start Thursday Against Maple Leafs

It looks like Phil Kessel will be up against The Tank.

Goalie Tim Thomas was first off the ice for the Bruins in their morning skate at the TD Garden, according to NESN.com Bruins reporter Doug Flynn.

This means there's a good chance he'll get the nod in net when the Bruins take on the Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. at the TD Garden.

Thomas is 4-0 with a league-best 0.75 goals against average and a .980 save percentage in four starts this season. He's also 14-4-0-3 with a 2.98 GAA in 22 career starts against the Leafs.

Tuukka Rask (0-2-0, 3.54 GAA) has been between the pipes for both B's losses. He's 4-1 with a 1.78 GAA in five career starts against Toronto.

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