Rask gets the starting nod vs. Isles

Rask gets the starting nod vs. Isles

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comUNIONDALE, N.Y. Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender onto the ice for the Bruins during pregame warm-ups, and will get the start vs. the lowly New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.Rask is 5-11-1 on the season with a .912 save percentage and a 2.89 goals against average, and will be getting his first playing time since getting yanked from a 6-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings more than a week ago. Rask has lost three out of four games for the Bruins after seemingly righting the ship, and Nathan Lawson will get the starting nod for the Isles in between the pipes.Mark Stuart is the healthy scratch for the Bruins after playing and performing well for the B'sin their last two losses. Claude Julien hinted that there might be an injury keeping players out of the lineup, but Stuart hasn't missed any practices or morning skates since last playing Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

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Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

The Washington Capitals remain on top, but it's time to recognize the Red Wings' 25-year playoff streak that will come to an end this spring.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while giving two thumbs up to The Lego Batman Movie after a screening with my 3 1/2 year old.

*Alex Prewitt has a profile on Anaheim defenseman prospect Shea Theodore as he waits for his time with the Ducks.

*The Vancouver Canucks have a mumps problem this season, and we continue to wonder why this is becoming an issue again in a first-world society.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has Patrick Eaves dealt to the Ducks for what could be first round pick if Anaheim advances far enough through the playoffs.

*Flyers GM Ron Hextall says that Philly’s young team won’t be buying ahead of next week’s NHL trade deadline.

*Along with his “Sutter-isms”, diversity is a family value for the Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

*Dave Strader gets back into the broadcast booth with the Dallas Stars, and will be a welcomed addition to the national NBC broadcast of Bruins/Stars on Sunday afternoon.

*As cold as he was earlier in the season, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is heating up now for the Blueshirts.

*For something completely different: Brie Larson is already prepping for her role as Captain Marvel by stepping up her game as an influence for positive change among her Hollywood peers.