Rask, Price starting in net for Bruins-Habs matchup


Rask, Price starting in net for Bruins-Habs matchup

MONTREAL The Bruins will be without Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton for the Wednesday night tilt against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre, and the lines combos and defense pairings are the same as they were this morning. Ryan Spooner will skate with fellow rookies Jamie Tardif and Lane MacDermid on the fourth line and Gregory Campbell will skate the wing in Marchands spot in a top-six forward role.
Its expected that a fourth line full of rookies might not play much more than the 4-6 minutes they registered against the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend, and that means more responsibility for the top three lines.
Tuukka Rask and Carey Price were the first goalies onto the ice respectively for the Bruins and Canadiens, and will each get the starting assignment in net for an important divisional game.
Here are the combos and pairings as the Bs look to widen their one-point lead in the Northeast Division:Lucic-Krejci-HortonSeguin-Bergeron-CampbellBourque-Kelly-PeverleyTardif-Spooner-MacDermidChara-BoychukSeidenberg-HamiltonFerence-McQuaidRask

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.