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MacDonald & York to play

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Still basking in the glow of last night’s game?


Ya, me too.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), we only have an hour until Our Boys take on the Eastern Conference powerhouse New Jersey Devils.

Included in that equation, probably, is future Hall of Fame goalie, Martin Brodeur.

(Shudder)

Word out of New Jersey is that new Boston backup goalie, Joey MacDonald, will spell Tim Thomas after the latter made just south of a hundred saves in three games last week -- including 31 stops last night versus the Habs.

MacDonald, late of the Detroit Red Wings, will still be wearing the colors of the Winged Wheel warriors when he steps between the pipes versus the Devils (as his Bruins gear is still being fabricated).

In just his first NHL season, He has a record of 1-5-0, with a 3.46 goals against average, and a .872 save percentage.

The 27-year-old MacDonald is a native pf Pictou, Nova Scotia and has played pro hockey since 2001-02 when he joined Toledo of the ECHL.

The B’s acquired "Joey Mac" when the club claimed him off of waivers on February 24th. He has not appeared in any previous action for the Bruins.

Also playing tonight will be Jason York who will take Bobby Allen’s spot on the blue line.

Signed by Boston in July, York, 36, has battled injury all year but has been able to contribute to the cause in many ways. Most importantly, he has been partnered with many of the younger D and has provided a stable veteran presence to the back line.

In 41 games with the Bruins during the current campaign, Yorkie has one goal and seven assists for eight points.
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