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Halak will start Friday in Pittsburgh.

Halak allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Bruins win over the Maple Leafs last Saturday. With Tuukka Rask playing better, Halak has started fewer games as of late but is still playing well. The veteran netminder comes into Friday’s game ranked third in the NHL in SV% (.930) and fifth in GAA (2.30).

Source: Joe Haggerty 12/14/18, 12:12 pm EST

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Rask will start Tuesday vs. the Coyotes.

Rask allowed one goal on 28 shots in the Bruins win in Ottawa on Sunday. In his last five starts, Rask has gone 3-2-0 with a 1.97 GAA and .932 SV%. The 31-year-old is playing very well and has a great matchup tonight with the Coyotes in town. Rask is 4-3-0 with a 2.31 GAA and .917 SV% on home-ice.

Source: Matt Porter 12/11/18, 1:43 pm EST

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Smith is expected to make his Bruins debut on Saturday.

Smith was claimed off of waivers on Friday and is expected to play vs. the Maple Leafs on Saturday. Smith is expected to replace Jake DeBrusk, who is sidelined with an undisclosed injury. The 24-year-old has three points (2G / 1A) in 14 games this season.

Source: Kevin Dupont 12/8/18, 12:44 pm EST

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Halak starts vs the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Halak allowed five goals on 44 shots in the Bruins loss in Florida on Tuesday. Halak has been inconsistent in his last five starts, losing three of five while allowing a combined 16 goals on 169 shots (.905 SV%). He is already 1-1-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .944 SV% in two starts against Toronto this season.

Source: Amalie Benjamin 12/8/18, 12:03 pm EST

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Rask will start Thursday against the Lightning.

Rask allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Bruins loss to the Red Wings last Saturday. The loss snapped a brief two-game winning streak for Rask, who makes his 14th appearance of the season tonight in Tampa Bay. Rask is 2-2-2 with a 2.92 GAA and .913 SV% in six starts on the road this season. He faces the Lightning for the first time this season but was solid against them last year—3-1-0 with a 2.00 GAA, .926 SV% and one shutout.

Source: Joe McDonald 12/6/18, 9:15 am EST

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Halak will start Tuesday in Florida.

Halak allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Bruins loss in Toronto last Monday. Tuukka Rask started the last two games but they’ll come back to Halak tonight. The 33-year-old finished November at 4-3-0 with a 2.53 GAA and .928 SV%. Tonight he faces a Panthers team that has lost seven of their last 10 games (3-5-2).

Source: @NHLBruins 12/4/18, 12:57 pm EST

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