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Julien tinkering: Bergeron will play; Corvo and Thornton out while Caron and Mottau suit up

Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals - Game Four

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins reacts after being called for a penalty in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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The Bruins will be going with one familiar face and a pair of new ones as they look to stave off elimination in this afternoon’s Game 6 in Washington.

Patrice Bergeron and Joe Corvo were both hurt in Game 5 and took the warm-up skate before the start of today’s game, but only Bergeron will be playing this afternoon. Corvo will sit out today’s game in favor of Mike Mottau on the blue line.

Meanwhile, Shawn Thornton is a surprising healthy scratch with youngster Jordan Caron taking his spot as the Bruins look for a bit more offense. Iffy decision? We’ll see if the Bruins live to play another day to debate that question.