According to Joe Haggerty of CSN, Tim Thomas will be starting in net today. Claude Julien does not usually like to play a goaltender on back-to-back days, so the 4 goals allowed yesterday by Rask (none his fault) are not the reason for the switch. Also Haggerty tweets that Jordan Caron will be in the lineup. Here is the rest of the lineup
With Caron inserted into the lineup, Daniel Paille will be the healthy scratch. Paille played a horrible game yesterday and single-handedly allowed the third goal- allowing Upshall a clean breakaway from the Bruins blue line. Hopefully Julien continues to hold players accountable for their actions as the season continues. Now is the time to give the young players the opportunity to show their skill, especially at the expense of underperforming, overpaid wingers (also see Michael Ryder and Blake Wheeler).
UPDATE: According to the Boston Globe, Andrew Ference is already nursing an injury. Ference is being paid as a top 4 defenseman on this team, and granted, he could be. However, the guy is never healthy and would have never received that much money or that many years on the open market. Just another questionable move in Chiarelli’s recent contract history.