Halak will start Thursday in Edmonton.
Rask will start Wednesday in Calgary.
Rask gave up two goals on 34 shots in the Bruins win over the Red Wings on Saturday. After an opening night loss, Rask has won two in a row while stopping 60 of 65 shots (.923 SV%). Tonight he will face the 3-2-0 Flames, who are eighth in the NHL in scoring (3.60 GF/per game) so far.
Heinen will be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Donato will likely be back in the Bruins lineup on Saturday.
Donato was a healthy scratch on Thursday but will likely draw in for Danton Heinen vs. the Red Wings. Donato has one goal on four shots while averaging 13:26 TOI/GM through his first three games of the season.
Rask will start Saturday vs. the Red Wings.
Rask allowed three goals on 31 shots in the Bruins win over the Senators on Monday afternoon. It was a nice bounce-back effort from Rask, but he will need to play well to stay ahead of Jaroslav Halak on the depth chart. He is a must-start on Saturday vs. the Red Wings—he was 3-0-0 with a 1.67 GAA and .946 SV% vs. Detroit last year.
Rask will start Saturday against the Red Wings.
Nordstrom will draw into the Bruins lineup on Thursday.
Nordstrom has played in two games this season, recording three shots on goal while averaging 14:22 TOI/GM. Tonight he will replace Ryan Donato on the Bruins second line.
Donato will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Donato was a minus-2 in 12:56 TOI on Monday and has just one goal in his first three games of the season. Donato will sit tonight with Joakim Nordstrom taking his spot on the second line and Anders Bjork playing on the top power-play unit.
Halak will start Thursday vs. the Oilers.
Halak stopped all 32 shots that he faced in the Bruins shutout win in Buffalo last Thursday. It was an excellent first start for the veteran netminder, who will start again tonight with Tuukka Rask struggling a bit to start the season. The Oilers looked bad in their first game, but a Connor McDavid led team is always dangerous.
Nordstrom will be a healthy scratch on Monday afternoon.
Nordstrom appeared in the first two games of the season, averaging 14:22 TOI and registering three shots. He will be replaced by Chris Wagner this afternoon and Anders Bjork will remain in the bottom-6.
Wagner will draw back into the Bruins lineup on Monday.
Wagner played 13:10 TOI in the Bruins season debut but was a healthy scratch in their second game. Wagner will be re-inserted for Joakim Nordstrom.
Rask will start Monday afternoon vs. the Senators.
Rask was yanked after allowing five goals on 19 shots in the Bruins blowout loss in Washington on opening night. After sitting and watching Jaroslav Halak in the Bruins second-game, Rask will get the call against the Senators this afternoon. Rask was 3-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA, .959 SV% and one shutout vs. Ottawa last year.
Source: Mike Loftus 10/8/18, 1:02 pm EST
Rask will likely start on Monday afternoon.
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Wagner will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Wagner was a minus-1 and failed to record a shot in 13:10 TOI during his Bruins debut on Wednesday. The Bruins lost 7-0 so they will make some changes tonight, mainly Anders Bjork replacing Wagner on the fourth line.
Bjork will draw into the Bruins lineup on Thursday.
Bjork sat out as a healthy scratch during the Bruins 7-0 loss to the Capitals last night, but will draw in for Chris Wagner tonight in Buffalo. Bjork had 12 points (4G / 8A) in 30 games with the Bruins last season.
Halak will start Thursday in Buffalo.
Halak replaced Tuukka Rask in the Bruins 7-0 loss to the Capitals on Wednesday. Halak entered the game when it was 5-0 and ended up stopping 16 of 18 shots (.889 SV%) in his Bruins debut. Halak was originally scheduled to start on Thursday, and Bruce Cassidy will stick with him despite both goalies playing on Wednesday.
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Halak is projected to start Thursday in Buffalo.
Halak replaced Tuukka Rask in the Bruins 7-0 loss to the Capitals on Wednesday. Halak entered the game when it was 5-0 and ended up stopping 16 of 18 shots (.889 SV%) in his Bruins debut. Halak was originally scheduled to start on Thursday, but Bruce Cassidy wouldn’t say who would start after Wednesday’s game, since both goalies played vs. Washington.
Rask will start Wednesday’s season opener in Washington.
Rask started 60-plus games from 2015-to-2017 but was limited to just 53 starts in 2018. Despite a few less starts for the ageing netminder, Rask won 34 games with a 2.36 GAA, .917 SV% and three shutouts. Playing behind one of the strongest teams in the NHL, Rask should be in-line for a lot of wins in 2019, but draws a tough matchup out of the gate. Rask was 13-8-2 with a 2.51 GAA, .915 SV% and three shutouts on the road last year.
Bergeron (back) is expected to be ready for the Bruins season opener.
Bergeron got rid of his non-contact jersey during Monday’s practice and centred the top line with Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak on his wings. After the session, head coach Bruce Cassidy said he “anticipates [Bergeron] will be good to go for Wednesday.” Bergeron missed 18 games last season, but was on-pace for a career-high in goals (38) and points (80). A healthy season on a dominant Bruins’ top line could make Bergeron a point-per-game player in 2019.