If adjusting to life as the backup goaltender hadn’t been giving Bruins netminder Niklas Svedberg a hard enough time, his equipment made life a little more difficult Sunday.
Tuukka Rask’s immune system may be overruling the head coach.
So much of goaltending is based on confidence. It seems like everything the Bruins have done this season has been aimed at tearing down Svedberg’s pride.
Malcolm Subban may finally get his NHL chance.
Niklas Svedberg did nothing to calm their fears that Tuukka Rask might have to play every game for the rest of the season on Tuesday.
The Boston Bruins have recalled goaltender Malcolm Subban from Providence, sending backup netminder Niklas Svedberg down on a conditioning loan.
Matt Kalman hands out his mid-term grades for the Bruins, starting with their goaltenders.
Niklas Svedberg made 35 saves on 37 shots in a 3-2 overtime road win against the Minnesota Wild.
Whether they’re trading a top-four defenseman on the eve of the regular season, sending a player deserving of a chance in the NHL back to the American League for more seasoning or doling out goaltending assignments, the Bruins are always looking at the big picture.
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe recapped the grisly game, starting with Claude Julien’s decision to start Tuukka Rask on the first leg of the back-to-back, and how that might affect the goaltender decision for Thursday night in Montreal.