Tuukka Rask will start in net for the Boston Bruins tonight as they return to Boston after Wednesday night’s overtime loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Rask is 2-0-1 with a Goals Against Average of 1.95 and a save percentage of .926 on the young season.The Islanders (2-1-0) will start Rick DiPietro in goal. It will be DiPietro’s first start since December of 2011. The Islander’s goaltender was put on IR with a groin injury on December 15th, 2011, and missed the remainder of the season.
Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will be a game time decision for head coach Claude Julien, who said after the morning skate today that he’s “More optimistic than pessimistic” that 44 will play tonight. Seidenberg suffered what is being called a “lower-body injury” in Saturday’s season opener against the Rangers, and has missed the last two games against Winnipeg and New York. He did skate with his teammates on Tuesday, but he wasn’t on the ice at all yesterday as Julien gave the team the day off. Seidenberg has said that if it were the playoffs, he wouldn’t have missed any time at all, but with the shortened schedule and so many games coming up (the team essentially plays every other day), he wanted to play it smart. If he sits, Aaron Johnson will skate in his place as he has the last two games. The puck drops at 7:00 PM. You can watch the game on NESN or hear it on 98.5 the Sports Hub as the Bruins take on the New York Islanders.