BOSTON -- The Bruins held their game-day skate this morning as they prepare to host the Edmonton Oilers tonight at TD Garden.
Unlike Monday, coach Claude Julien did not announce after practice who would be starting in net tonight, but it appears Tuukka Rask (1-3-0) will get the nod. Rask left the ice with the rest of his teammates while goaltender Tim Thomas stayed out there. Traditionally, the first goalie off the ice is the one to start, though that hasn’t always been the case with the Bruins this season.
If Rask starts, it will be the first time this season he's played in back-to-back games.
Rask made 24 saves in a 6-2 victory over the Islanders on Monday to earn his first win of the 2011-2012 season.
Forward Rich Peverley (minor undisclosed injury) was on the ice for the second consecutive day Thursday morning and will be a game-time decision, Julien said. If Peverley is ready to go, then Zach Hamill, who was recalled from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis on Wednesday, will be a healthy scratch.
With Bruins forward Daniel Paille (facial surgery) out of the lineup for now, Julien has placed Benoit Pouliot on the team’s energy line alongside center Gregory Campbell and fellow winger Shawn Thornton.