TORONTO - NOVEMBER 20: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins warms up as he prepares to play in his first ever NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre November 20, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
12 p.m: The Bruins will play their second preseason home game on Monday night, and they’re sure hoping it goes a lot better than the preseason home opener.
The B’s were rolled 8-2 by Detroit at TD Garden on Thursday night, and they’ll get a chance to turn their home mojo around Monday night when they welcome the Washington Capitals to Boston. The ugly loss to the Red Wings has been the lone blemish on the Bruins’ preseason slate, as they are 3-1-0 now after avenging that Thursday win by bouncing back to beat the Wings 2-0 on Saturday in Detroit.
Monday’s return to the Garden will also feature Tuukka Rask’s preseason home debut. Rask last played last Tuesday against the Capitals as well. He stopped 14 of the 15 shots he faced in the eventual shootout win in Baltimore.
Here is the rest of the Bruins’ lineup for Monday’s game.
Forwards: Jordan Caron, Jarome Iginla, Nick Johnson, Chris Kelly, David Krejci, Matt Lindblad, Milan Lucic, Daniel Paille, Reilly Smith, Carl Söderberg, Ryan Spooner, Shawn Thornton.
Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Johnny Boychuk, Zdeno Chara, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Dennis Seidenberg
Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg
For the Capitals, Mikhail Grabovksi is expected to make his debut after recently signing with the club and sorting out visa issues. He’ll likely skate on a line with Brooks Laich and Troy Brouwer on Monday night.
Puck drop from TD Garden is scheduled for 7 p.m., and we’ll have all the updates right here. The game will also be broadcasted at NESN beginning with pregame coverage starting at 6:30.
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