Rask to start against Senators

Rask to start against Senators
March 11, 2013, 12:45 pm
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KANATA, ON – The Bruins are at Scotiabank Place readying for the first part of a quick two-game leg through Ottawa and Pittsburgh, and everything appeared in full working order after Monday’s morning skate. Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was the first one off the ice at morning skate, indicating he’ll get the start against the Senators after coming off a 3-0 shutout win over the Flyers this past weekend.

That means Anton Khudobin will likely get the start against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night in the second of back-to-back road tilts. Rask is second among NHL goalies with 12 wins this season, and is among the top five with his 1.97 goals against average and .927 save percentage. He’s also coming off an overtime win against the Senators at TD Garden last week.

The rest of the Bruins lineup is expected to be the same as Jay Pandolfo, Aaron Johnson, and Lane MacDermid were all lingering out on the ice, getting some extra skating in, after the regulars were off. Here is the expected line combos and defense pairings:

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

Chara-Boychuk
Seidenberg-Hamilton
Ference-McQuaid

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