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Bruins set to face Tim Thomas for first time

SUNRISE, Fla. — For years, Milan Lucic shot at Tim Thomas, hundreds of pucks hitting the goaltender’s stick and his pads and, occasionally, the back of the net. It was the normal routine of hockey practice between teammates. Then the games would start, and Lucic would get to shoot on someone else.

On Thursday, Lucic again will be shooting pucks at Thomas. This time, though, the two will be wearing different sweaters — and it will matter just how many pucks find the back of the net.

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