The Boston Bruins suffered a brief scare when All-Star goaltender Tuukka Rask went down on the ice after taking a slap shot caught him below the mask from the Nashville Predators on Thursday, but luckily for the B’s he’s expected to get the start against the Philadelphia Flyers in a matinee Saturday tilt.
- The Flyers are 0-7 SU in their last seven games on the road.
- The favored team is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games in this matchup.
- The total has gone UNDER in three of the Flyers' last four games on the road.
Rask has been in net for 21 of Boston’s 22 victories and posted a league high-tying five shutouts, a 1.95 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage on the year. Michael Neuvirth is expected to counter in between the pipes for the Flyers.
The Flyers won the most recent meeting between the Eastern Conference foes on November 29, as Philly posted a 3-2 shootout win at the Wells Fargo Center. Rask fell to 10-2-3 vs the Flyers in his career as a result.
Philly hasn’t fared well in Beantown in recent years. In the Flyers’ last six trips to Boston, they’re a measly 1-5 SU.