Ference/By S. Bradley

The Bruins will face Edmonton tonight without one of their mainstays on defense and with their 1A goaltender between the pipes.

Andrew Ference, injured in the first period last night in Vancouver, will not play tonight because of a lower-body injury. Rookie Steven Kampfer, a healthy scratch the last two games, will get back in the lineup.

Tuukka Rask will get the start in net. He last played Feb. 18 in Ottawa, where he earned a victory. Earlier this week, readers of TheBruinsBlog.net recommended that head coach Claude Julien split this weekend’s games between Rask and Tim Thomas.

How should the Bruins assign their goaltender starts over the weekend against Vancouver and Edmonton?

  • Thomas one game, Tuukka Rask one game (92%, 230 Votes)
  • Rask both games (4%, 10 Votes)
  • Tim Thomas both games (4%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 249

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Thomas held up his end of the bargain last night. Now we’ll see if Rask can make this weekend’s formula a perfect one.