Rask gets starting nod vs. Canucks

Rask gets starting nod vs. Canucks
February 4, 2014, 12:30 pm
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BOSTON -- The Bruins went through the paces at their morning skate at TD Garden on Thursday, making their final preparations for an invading Vancouver Canucks team.

Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice indicating he’ll get the start against Vancouver. He'll be looking to bounce back after his last meeting with the Canucks when the Boston netminder was pulled from a 6-2 loss back in mid-December.

Rask is looking to get back on the horse after posting a pedestrian .912 save percentage in nine appearances during the month of January. He's been pulled three times in his last 11 games played.

Otherwise, there were no changes to the B’s lineup of forwards and defensemen.

They’ll be catching a banged up Vancouver team that’s "off the rails" right now according to head coach John Tortorella, and should be in an ornery mood after dropping a game in Detroit on Wednesday night.

Zdeno Chara is scheduled to separate from the rest of the team when they travel to St. Louis to take on the Blues Thursday night.

Here are the line combos and D-pairings based on the morning skate: