Goalie nods: Rask a game-time decision for B’s in Philly

Bit of intrigue between the Boston pipes tonight, as we don’t know whether Tuukka Rask will resume starting duties after being a late scratch for Saturday’s shootout win over the Jackets.

“If he’s 100 percent he’s going,” B’s head coach Claude Julien said of Rask’s availability for tonight’s game at Wells Fargo, per NHL.com. That hasn’t been answered yet.”

Rask was a full participant at this morning’s skate, and was the first goalie off the ice — suggesting he will be back in goal. That said, the club could opt to play it conservatively and give Jonas Gustavsson another start. “The Monster” played well on Saturday, and the Bruins only have two games left until the All-Star break.

Rask has been pretty solid in January, though it pales in comparison to his banner month of December. The Finnish netminder allowed just 15 goals on 287 shots, good for a .948 save percentage.

For the Flyers, Michal Neuvirth‘s in goal tonight.


— After Jimmy Howard got a rare start on Saturday, the Wings will return to Petr Mrazek in Brooklyn. The Isles are going back to Jaroslav Halak after he made 30 saves in a win over Ottawa on Friday.

Mike Condon‘s in for Montreal, while the Jackets are turning to Joonas Korpisalo now that Sergei Bobrovsky’s out injured again.

Chad Johnson goes for the Sabres at MSG, while the Rangers have yet to announce a starter.

— Despite getting yanked after allowing three goals on 19 shots last night, Karri Ramo is right back in for the Flames in Dallas. The Stars look like they’re going with Antti Niemi.

Devan Dubnyk returns to the net after Darcy Kuemper started the last two for the Wild. He’ll be up against Louis Domingue.

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