Originally posted on Beantown Banter  |  Last updated 12/13/11

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)
  After coming in to relieve Tim Thomas in the third period of Saturday night’s 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Tuukka Rask will get the start tonight for the Bruins as they take on the Los Angeles Kings at the Garden. We know that Claude Julien likes to rest his top goaltender, to save the veterans energy for the postseason, but very rarely is a goalie of Thomas’s caliber pulled after allowing just three goals. However, Julien put to rest the notion that Thomas may be ailing, by revealing his plan to use the Conn Smythe winner in Ottawa on Wednesday night. “Tuukka is in tonight. My goal is obviously to use Timmy tomorrow. Timmy’s always been good, he’s played some great games in Ottawa.” Captain Zdeno Chara will also be absent from the ice tonight, after suffering an undisclosed lower body injury in Columbus. Julien says that Big Z will travel with the team to Ottawa. As a result, Steven Kampfer gets the call up from Providence and will skate with the B’s tonight. Grego...
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