Rask gets start against Hurricanes

Rask gets start against Hurricanes
October 18, 2011, 4:52 pm
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BOSTON -- Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice for the Bruins during Tuesdays morning skate, and should be between the pipes for the Bs against the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden tonight. Rask is 0-1-0 this season after a hard luck 1-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, but has a .972 save percentage and 1.02 goals against average headed into his second start of the season.

The goaltending partnership between Rask and Tim Thomas has developed as expected thus far this season: the Bruins are third in the league thus far with a .942 save percentage and fourth in the NHL with a 1.80 goals against average.

Coach Claude Julien continued to maintain that its about the Bruins worrying about themselves and finding their own game rather than what the Hurricanes can bring to the table against them in their home-and-home rematch.

Right now the state of our team is about how were going to play, said Julien. Right now were not in a position to worry about the other team. Instead its exactly about what we have to do to go out there and be a better team. In Chicago we thought about the process we had to go through to have success, and it came around. We have to keep doing that until we find our game and feel confident about it.

Until then were a work in progress right now.

With the Bruins work in progress efforts continuing tonight as they begin a stretch with 10 out of 12 games at TD Garden, here are the expected lines for tonight after Tuesdays morning skate:

Lucic-Seguin-Horton
Marchand-Bergeron-Peverley
Pouliot-Kelly-Caron
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk
Ference-Corvo
Seidenberg-Bartkowski

Rask
Thomas

Tomas Kaberle informed reporters after the Tuesday morning skate that Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli gave the former Bruins defenseman his Stanley Cup ring this morning in Boston.