Rask to start vs. Rangers

By Joe McDonald

BOSTON – Bruins coach Claude Julien has decided to give Tuukka Rask the nod between the pipes against the Eastern Conference’s top team, the New York Rangers, Saturday afternoon at TD Garden.

Rask is 11-4-1 with a 1.61 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage. He will face the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist, who is 20-10-4 with a 1.93 GAA and a .936 save percentage. Rask is 2-3-0 with a 1.62 GAA and a .946 save percentage with one shutout in five career games against the Rangers. Lundqvist is 16-5-2 with a 1.50 and a .947 with five shutouts in 23 career games against the Bruins.