Rask will be back in goal for Sunday's road game against the Senators. Rask is winless through a pair of starts in December, as he surrendered six goals on 56 shots between a home game against the Red Wings and a road clash with the Lightning. Considering the Senators average 3.76 goals per game at Canadian Tire Centre -- third in the NHL -- fantasy owners shouldn't expect this game to be a cakewalk for Boston's No.1 netminder.
Rask will get the starting nod for Thursday's road matchup with Tampa Bay, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports. Rask will be making his fourth start in the Bruins' last six outings and appears to have reclaimed the starting job from Jaroslav Halak. Regardless of who might be considered the No. 1, the two netminders figure to split the duties for the remainder of the season, including an upcoming back-to-back Saturday and Sunday versus Toronto and Ottawa, respectively.
Rask stopped 23 of 26 shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Red Wings. Detroit's final goal came into an empty net. It's Rask's first regulation loss in five starts, but the 31-year-old hasn't given up more than three goals in any outing since Oct. 17, a stretch of nine games during which he has a 4-3-2 record and .933 save percentage. Jaroslav Halak and Rask are effectively in an equal timeshare at the moment, but the first goalie to blink could find himself bumped back to the No. 2 slot on the depth chart.
Rask will patrol the crease in Saturday's home game against the Red Wings. Rask was razor sharp in his last start, stopping 28 of 29 shots en route to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Islanders on Thursday. The Finnish netminder will look to stay dialed in and pick up a third straight win in a home matchup with a Red Wings team that's averaging 2.45 goals per game on the road this campaign, 23rd in the NHL.
Rask stopped 28 of 29 shots in Thursday's 2-1 shootout victory over the Islanders. That's two straight wins for Rask, who has now made 11 starts this season while recording a 2.54 GAA and .917 save percentage. Meanwhile, fellow goalie Jaroslav Halak has started 14 games for the B's en route to logging a 2.06 GAA and .936 save percentage. With a time-share in play, there's a solid shot that Halak will get the nod in net Saturday against the Red Wings.
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