BOSTON - The Bruins will be going with Tuukka Rask for the 13th time in 15 games this season in a game they would love to treat as a slump-buster. They’ll be going up against former Boston College netminder Scott Clemmensen, who has appeared in two games and posted a 2.38 goals-against average and .889 save percentage while filling in for an injured Tim Thomas.
Thomas skated with the Panthers during an optional skate this morning at TD Garden, but he isn’t expected to be taken off the injured reserve until this weekend at the earliest.
It appears that the Bruins aren’t going to make any changes in their lineup, and will instead expect a better result in the second straight game where Boston finally has the forward combinations they expected to start the season with. Here are the line combinations and D-pairings based on the pregame skate: