BOSTON -- It looks like the Bruins are going into rest mode, Penguins or no Penguins. Tim Thomas, Marty Turco and Anton Khudobin were all on the TD Garden ice together for morning skate, and Turco was the first off indicating he'll get the start against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Turco is riding a two-game winning streak after beating the Ducks and Islanders, but it was thought the B's would be calling Khudobin's number at this point in the season. With Rask's playoff availability still in question, the thinking was the B's would get Khudobin as much game action as possible before the postseason begins.
Rest makes sense for many of the Bruins with both the No. 2 spot in the East and the Northeast Division now wrapped up.
Meanwhile rookie defenseman Torey Krug was leading the stretch at the end of skate, which indicates that the Michigan State product will be making his NHL debut.
Jordan Caron wasn't present for the morning skate after taking a Zdeno Chara slap shot off the leg in the first period Sunday night, but Julien indicated he was suffering from flu-like symptoms on Tuesday. Both Adam McQuaid and Gregory Campbell returned to the ice on Tuesday, but McQuaid won't be making his return. Here are the projected forward lines with Turco between the pipes:
When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit.
Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer.
Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth.
"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."
Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter.
Tune into CSN to watch the Celtics host the Portland Trail Blazers at TD Garden. You can also click here to watch the Celtics livestream presented by McDonald's on the NBC Sports App. Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live Presented by ACE Ticket.
- Game Preview: Evan Turner returns to TD Garden
- Channel Finder: Make sure you know where to watch
[SHOP: Gear up, Celtics fans!]
- NBC Sports App FAQ: All your questions answered
- Latest on the Celtics: All of the most recent news and notes
- Talk about the game via social media on CSN's Pulse, presented by Ford