Rask was first in shutouts (7), second in SV% (.930), fourth in GAA (2.04) and fifth in wins (36). #VezinaMuch ? The Bruins have the edge in goal, and will lean on Rask to shut down the Red Wings speedy attack. He was 1-3-0 with a 3.29 GAA and .871 SV% against the Red Wings this season.
Seidenberg (knee) is skating for the fourth consecutive day.
Seidenberg has been out since December 27th after suffered and torn ACL and MCL. Seidenberg could return to the Bruins lineup if they make a deep playoff run, but at this point he remains a ways away from being back in game action.
Johnson leads the Bruins onto the ice for warmups.
Johnson allowed one goal on 37 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Jets on Thursday. Today, he will start behind a patchwork Bruins line-up with a bunch of key players resting. He has been excellent all season long, but the team in front of him this afternoon makes him a risky spot-start.
Paille was injured in Saturday on a hit from the Sabres' Jake McCabe. Originally the Bruins were worried about him not being ready for the playoffs, but he is reportedly feeling much better today and is day-to-day.
The Bruins have recalled Craig Cunningham from Providence (AHL).
Cunningham has 25 goals and 22 assists (47 points) in 73 games with Providence this season. He made his NHL debut on December 17th. With all the call-ups the Bruins appear to be set to rest a number of guys today.