This, for the time being, is Eddie Lack’s team, which is something Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins said before Tuesday’s game with the Boston Bruins.
With Ryan Miller injured, Lack has stepped into the starting role. He’s been busy in Boston, facing 28 shots through two periods, including 20 in the middle period.
His best save of the night came off Loui Eriksson in the second period. Knocked backwards and with his mask coming off, Lack stuck out the left arm in desperation, robbing the Boston forward of what looked to be a wide open net.
Now, there was some question as to whether the officials should’ve called a penalty shot, as a Canucks defenseman clearly put their hand on the puck in the crease, trying to get the puck out of harm’s way after the stop.
NBCSN will continue its coverage of the 2014-15 campaign when the Boston Bruins host the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Garden at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight.
The Montreal Canadiens will look for a sweep of the four-game season series as they visit the Boston Bruins tonight.
The Habs have out-scored the Bruins 13-5 in the three meetings this season.
It would be the Canadiens first season series sweep since they won all eight meetings during the 2007-08 season.
Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher has two goals and four assists while Max Pacioretty has three goals and two assists against Boston this season. Bruins’ forward Loui Eriksson has a goal and two assists against the Habs.
There’s a chance Sunday’s game will feature a meeting of the Subban brothers. Habs defenseman P.K. Subban could face younger brother, and Bruins’ goaltender, Malcolm Subban.
Malcolm Subban has yet to make his NHL debut, but with the Bruins in the second of a back-to-back and Tuukka Rask playing Saturday night, the 21-year-old could see the net Sunday.
Rask has started each end of back-to-back games four out of nine times this season. He made 39 saves in Saturday’s win. Rask is 3-12-3 with a 2.81 G.A.A. in 18 career regular-season starts against the Canadiens.
Subban is 9-10-2 in 22 AHL games with Providence this season while posting a 2.47 G.A.A. and a .921 save percentage.
The Canadiens snapped a two-game skid with a 6-2 win over the New Jersey Devils Saturday night. David Desharnais had three assists in the win. He now has a goal and five helpers in his past three games.
Carey Price made 21 saves in Saturday’s win. Its unclear who will start for the Habs Sunday. Dustin Tokarski has faced Boston once back in 2012.
Boston enters the game six points back of Montreal in the Atlantic Division standings. The Bruins are 8-1-3 in their last 12 home games and have won three of four overall.