Rask will start Game 3 in Carolina.
Rask allowed two goals on 23 shots in the Bruins 6-2 win over the Hurricanes in Game 2. Rask has now won five straight starts while allowing just eight goals on 169 shots (.953 SV%). Now the series shifts to Carolina, where the Hurricanes are 5-0 while outscoring their opponents 22-7 in the postseason.
Source: @NHLBruins 05/14/19, 1:50 pm EST
McAvoy will return to the Bruins lineup for Game 2 vs. Carolina.
McAvoy was suspended for Game 1 but is expected to replace Steven Kampfer in the lineup and return to the top-pair with Zdeno Chara. McAvoy has one goal and five assists (six points) while averaging 24:46 TOI/gm through 13 playoff games.
Rask will start Game 2 vs. the Hurricanes.
Rask allowed two goals on 31 shots in the Bruins 5-2 win over the Hurricanes in Game 1. Rask continued his strong play, extending his playoff winning streak to four games, while allowing just six goals on the last 146 shots (.959 SV%) that he has faced. Rask has gone 5-3 in eight games at the TD Garden in the postseason.
Acciari (undisclosed) will not play in Game 1 vs. the Hurricanes.
Acciari has been sidelined since Game 4 of round two and will miss Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Carolina. Head coach Bruce Cassidy said that Acciari is “feeling better” and is targeting a Game 2 return.
Source: @NHLBruins 05/9/19, 10:49 am EST
Kampfer will draw into the Bruins lineup in Game 1 vs. the Hurricanes.
Kampfer has been a healthy scratch since Game 3 of the first round but will replace Charlie McAvoy in Game 1 vs. the Hurricanes. McAvoy is serving a one-game suspension for a hit to the head on Josh Anderson in Game 6 in Columbus. Kampfer had just three goals and three assists in 35 games this season.
Source: @NHLBruins 05/9/19, 10:44 am EST
McAvoy was suspended for Game 1 vs. the Hurricanes.
McAvoy was handed a one-game suspension for his hit to the head of Josh Anderson in Game 6 vs. the Blue Jackets. McAvoy will be replaced by Steven Kampfer in Game 1 and is eligible to return to the lineup in Game 2 vs. the Hurricanes.
Source: @NHLBruins 05/9/19, 10:42 am EST
Acciari (undisclosed) will not play in Game 6 in Columbus.
Acciari missed Game 5 after being listed as a game-time decision and will not play in Game 6 in Columbus. Chris Wagner will remain on the Bruins fourth-line.
Rask wil start Game 6 in Columbus.
Rask allowed three goals on 36 shots in the Bruins 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets in Game 5. The Bruins have won two in a row with Rask stopping 72 of the last 76 shots (.947 SV%) that he has faced. Rask will look to punch the Bruins ticket into the Eastern Conference Finals with a strong outing in Columbus—he has stopped 71 of 74 shots (.960 SV%) in the two games at Nationwide Arena in this series.
Acciari (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision in Game 5.
Acciari missed the Bruins morning skate and head coach Bruce Cassidy has listed him as a game-time decision for Game 5. Chris Wagner will draw in on the fourth line if Acciari is unable to play.
Source: @NHLBruins 05/4/19, 12:40 pm EST
The Bruins have signed Oskar Steen to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Steen, 21, was a sixth-round pick (No.165 overall) in 2016 and recorded 17 goals and 20 assists (37 points) in 46 games with Farjestads BK Karlstad (Sweden). The 21-year-old represented Sweden at the 2018 World Juniors, where he had two goals and two assists in seven games.
Rask will start Game 4 in Columbus.
Rask allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Bruins 2-1 loss in Columbus in Game 3. All three games in this series have been one-goal games, with Rask allowing just seven goals on 97 shots (.928 SV%). Through four road playoff games, Rask is 2-2 while stopping 123 of the 134 shots (.918 SV%).
Source: Dan Rosen 05/2/19, 4:18 pm EST
Kuhlman will be a healthy scratch in Game 4.
Kuhlman played in Game 3 after sitting as a healthy scratch in Games 1 and 2 vs. the Blue Jackets but will come back out of the lineup tonight in Columbus. David Backes will replace Kuhlman on the Bruins second line.
Source: @NHLBruins 05/2/19, 1:49 pm EST
Backes will draw into the Bruins lineup for Game 4.
Backes has been a healthy scratch since Game 5 of the Toronto series but will replace Karson Kuhlman in Game 4. Backes has one assist and nine shots on goal in his four playoff appearances this year. Backes will skate on the second line with David Backes and Jake DeBrusk.
Source: @NHLBruins 05/2/19, 1:50 pm EST
The Bruins have signed Anton Blidh to a two-year deal worth $1.4 million ($700k AAV).
Blidh’s contract is a two-way deal and the 24-year-old is coming off of his fourth year in the AHL, where he had 10 goals and 13 assists (23 points) in 74 games. Blidh has just one goal and one assists in 21 career NHL games.
Rask will start Game 3 in Columbus.
Rask allowed three goals on 41 shots in the Bruins 3-2 loss in double overtime of Game 2. Rask continues to play well for Boston, stopping 58 of the 63 shots (.921 SV%) that he has faced against Columbus so far—overall he has a .927 SV% in nine playoff starts. In three road starts, Rask has gone 2-1 while stopping 91 of 100 shots (.910 SV%).
Wagner will be a healthy scratch for Game 3.
Wagner played in the first two games of the series, registering four shots while averaging 13:00 TOI/gm. Wagner will be replaced by Karson Kuhlman in Game 3.
Kuhlman will be back in the Bruins lineup for Game 3.
This will be Kuhlman’s first game in the second-round after being a healthy scratch following the Bruins Game 7 win. Kuhlman has one assist and seven shots while averaging 10:21 TOI/gm in five games in the postseason. Kuhlman, who will skate with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk, will replace Chris Wagner in the lineup.
Rask will start Game 2 against the Blue Jackets.
Kuhlman will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 vs. Columbus.
Kuhlman shuffled in and out of the Bruins lineup vs. Toronto and was held to one assist and seven shots in five appearances in the series. Kuhlman will be replaced by Chris Wagner in Game 1 vs. the Blue Jackets.
Wagner will be back in the Bruins lineup for Game 1.
Wagner has been a healthy scratch since Game 5 vs. Toronto but will replace Karson Kuhlman in Game 1 vs. Columbus. Wagner, who is an effective fourth liner, had no points and just five shots in five games against the Maple Leafs.