Same old Bruins take the ice vs. Caps

Same old Bruins take the ice vs. Caps
March 6, 2014, 7:15 pm
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The Caps and Bruins met Saturday at the Garden with Washington winning, 4-2. The rematch is Thursday night.

(AP Photo)

BOSTON – The Bruins will have the same look after the trade deadline and they’ll get another crack at a Washington Capitals team that beat them pretty handily Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. Tuukka Rask will be looking for his first career win against the Capitals in seven tries and sports a 3.55 goals-against average and an .881 save percentage to go along with an 0-3-3 record lifetime against Washington.

Meanwhile, Braden Holtby continues to have good luck against the Bruins while having never lost a game against the Black and Gold to go along with his playoff performance vs. them a couple of seasons ago. Loui Eriksson will return to the lineup after missing the game Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers and take his normal spot with Carl Soderberg and Chris Kelly.

Both Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter weren’t included in the pregame warm-up, and will have to wait at least until the weekend to make their debut for the Black and Gold. Here are the line combos and D-pairings based on pregame warm-up:

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

Chara-Boychuk
Bartkowski-Miller
Krug-Hamilton

Rask