Rask vs. Halak as B's take on Blues in St. Louis

Rask vs. Halak as B's take on Blues in St. Louis
February 6, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Tuukka Rask is looking for a second consecutive strong performance Thursday in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS – It should be an interesting look for the Bruins as they take on St. Louis without Dennis Seidenberg or Zdeno Chara, and feature Tuukka Rask in goal for his second straight start coming off a solid performance vs. the Canucks.

It will be Rask against Jaroslav Halak for the Blues, who had allowed six goals in his previous four games before helping St. Louis blow a third-period lead to the Ottawa Senators a few nights ago.

Otherwise it should be the same lineup for the Bruins with David Warsofsky sliding in for Zdeno Chara for the next two games and Johnny Boychuk and Matt Bartkowski stepping up as the shutdown defenseman pair. Here are the line combos and D-pairings based on the pregame warm-up at the Scottrade Center with two games remaining until the Olympic break:

Lucic-Krejci-Iginla
Marchand-Bergeron-Smith
Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Bartkowski-Boychuk
Krug-Hamilton
Warsofsky-Miller

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