Monday was an optional skate day for the Boston Bruins who are looking forward to the schedule becoming busier than the first 6 weeks of the season. The team is getting ready for a one-game road trip to Long Island to play the Islanders in what would be better called “The Mausoleum” due to the Bruins tend to be dead and buried by the end of their games against the Isles. Oh yeah, that game is tonight.
The good thing is that this is the last time the B’s will have to play in that building this season. Actually, it’s the last travel to New York City/Long Island in any capacity for the regular season. Woo-hoo! However, it’s not their last play against a New York team this week; the Rangers will be in town for games on Thursday and Saturday.
Tuukka Rask will likely not make the trip due to some sort of issue with his back. This injury was apparent in Sunday’s loss to the Devils when he looked laboured getting off the ice for the sixth attacker. On the injury report, Tuukka is listed as “day-to-day”. The start was already a scheduled one for Jaro Halak. My guess is that Callum Booth will be elevated from the taxi squad to back up Halak.
Tonight’s game is at 7pm.