The Bruins went through their usual motions for a Saturday morning skate prior to tonight’s showdown against a 1-5-4 New Jersey Devils team, and the lineup should appear exactly the same as it did Thursday night in the last second win over the San Jose Sharks.
Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice indicating he’ll get his ninth start of the season, and Martin Brodeur will get the call for New Jersey while Cory Schneider copes with a lower body injury.
Brodeur has looked his age, unfortunately, early in his last NHL season and is 0-2-2 with a 3.49 goals against average and .865 save percentage for a Devils team that’s struggling in the new Metro Division.
Of particular note is the fact it will be Jarome Iginla’s 10th game of the season, so his $3.7 million bonus will kick in for his one-year, incentive-laden deal with the Black and Gold.
The bulk of Iginla’s contract is expected to count toward next year when the NHL salary cap is expected to go up from its current level. Here are the line combos and D-pairings based on the morning skate: