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