Having a rough day? Feeling a little run down? Why don't you just have your backup step in for you?

That's what Tim Thomas and the Bruins are trying on Tuesday against the Lightning, giving Thomas a break and letting Marty Turco get his first start in a Bruins uniform. Tampa Bay is following suit, playing rookie netminder Dustin Tokarski in what NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is billing as a "backup battle."

Or he would be, if he wasn't too busy trying to find a backup for himself.

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