Rask heads Bruins lineup vs. Rangers

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Rask heads Bruins lineup vs. Rangers

The Boston Bruins lineup thats seemingly been set in stoneall week was exactly who took the ice for pregame warm-ups on Saturday night.Lane MacDermid and David Warsofsky are expected to be the healthy scratches andgoaltender Tuukka Rask led the Bruins on the ice denoting that hell get theexpected start for the Black and Gold.

The Finnish netminder is 2-3-1 with a 1.32 goals againstaverage and a .961 save percentage in six career games against the Rags whileHenrik Lundqvist is 19-6-2 with a 1.53 goals against average and .947 savepercentage with six shutouts in 27 career games against the Bruins.

As part of tonights pregame festivities, the Bunker HillPipe Band from Charlestown will play the introductionto the Dropkick Murphys song Cadence to Arms a variation of the famousbagpipe anthem Scotlandof the Brave.

Here is the line that will face off against the New YorkRangers when the puck is dropped at TD Garden at 7 p.m.

Lucic-Krejci-Horton

Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin

Bourque-Kelly-Peverley

Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk

Seidenberg-Hamilton

Ference-McQuaid

Rask

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Among the reactions to the news that Bobby Valentine was possibly being considered to be the US amassador to Japan in President Donald Trump’s administration was this beauty from Kevin Youkilis. 

Valentine famously called out Youkilis early in his stormy tenure as Red Sox manager in 2012. Remember? "I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason," Bobby V said of Youk at the time. 

The Red Sox traded Youkilis to the White Sox for two not-future Hall of Famers, outfielder Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, later that season.

Youkilis, now Tom Brady’s brother-in-law by the way, had a 21-game stint playing in Japan in 2014 before retiring from baseball. 

 

Griff Whalen practicing for Patriots, wearing No. 14

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Griff Whalen practicing for Patriots, wearing No. 14

FOXBORO -- The Patriots took to the practice field behind Gillette Stadium on Friday with all but one player. 

Wideout Danny Amendola was the only player not present at the session. Newly-acquired receiver Griff Whalen was present and wearing No. 14. 

Safety Jordan Richards was back on the practice field for the first time since suffering a knee injury against the Jets in Week 12. Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder), Elandon Roberts (hamstring), Eric Rowe (hamstring) and Matthew Slater (foot) were all limited in practice on Thursday, but were on the field Friday.