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Budaj in, Price sits
The Montreal Canadiens have made an interesting decision for their second meeting of the year with Boston, giving backup Peter Budaj the start in place of Carey Price. Price has been shaky of late and was pulled in two of his last four games, but is coming off a stellar 36-save shutout against Carolina on Tuesday.
As such, it’s a little surprising Montreal is going with Budaj — especially against a Bruins team that’s scored 18 goals in its last three games. What’s more, Price was outstanding last time out against Boston, stopping 32 of 33 shots in a 2-1 win in early December.
Tuukka Rask will be in net for the B’s tonight.
Panthers at Maple Leafs: Scott Clemmensen goes for Florida, Jonathan Bernier likely for Toronto.
Capitals at Blue Jackets: Braden Holtby vs. Sergei Bobrovsky
Lightning at Senators: Ben Bishop vs. Craig Anderson
Devils at Stars: Cory Schneider for New Jersey, Kari Lehtonen likely for Dallas.
Sabres at Coyotes: Ryan Miller vs. Thomas Greiss
Sharks at Flames: Karri Ramo for Calgary, no word yet on a San Jose starter.
Wild at Avalanche: Nothing from either team.
Flyers at Ducks: Steve Mason vs. Frederik Andersen
Penguins at Kings: Jonathan Quick likely for L.A.; no word yet on a Pittsburgh starter.