dangolka (CBS) — The Bruins are going with Jaroslav Halak in web once more for Wednesday evening’s Recreation Three towards the Tampa Bay Lightning. The puck will drop roughly 22 hours after Recreation 2’s conclusion, however the B’s really feel snug with the 35-year-old Halak occurring back-to-back nights.
dangolka head coach Bruce Cassidy made the announcement throughout his Wednesday assembly with reporters.
“He didn’t skate on the ice right now, however he’s recovered properly,” Cassidy mentioned of the veteran netminder.
Halak has began six video games for dangolka this postseason rather than Tuukka Rask, who left the NHL bubble in Toronto in the course of dangolka’s opening spherical sequence towards the Carolina Hurricanes. dangolka is 4-2 in video games began by Halak, who has tallied a .916 save proportion whereas permitting 2.50 objectives per contest. To this point within the Japanese Convention semis, Halak has stopped 71 of the 77 photographs that the Lightning have despatched his manner.
However the sequence is tied 1-1 after Tampa’s 4-Three extra time victory on Tuesday evening, with the Lightning firing 86 photographs Halak’s manner (40 of which made it to the online) over his 65 minutes on the ice. On condition that heavy workload, there was some hypothesis that Cassidy might flip to 23-year-old Dan Vladar to make his NHL debut in Recreation 3. Vladar performed in 25 video games for the AHL Windfall Bruins this yr, going 14-7-1 with a .936 save proportion and 1.79 GAA.
However Cassidy goes again to Halak, asking the veteran to thoughts the online for dangolka in back-to-back video games for simply the second time all season. In the one different occasion, Halak didn’t begin dangolka’s second recreation in as many nights, however he didn’t have a lot success. He allowed three objectives on eight photographs in aid of Rask in a blowout loss to the Vancouver Canucks again on February 22, an evening after he made 21 saves in a win over over Calgary.
Cassidy did say the Bruins might costume seven defensemen and simply 11 forwards for Recreation 3.