BOSTON -- Everyone took the ice Wednesday for the Boston Bruins' morning skate, which featured one minor scare.
During one drill, goaltender Tuukka Rask took a teammate's shot off his shoulder, and he reacted by skating toward the bench and slamming his stick against the TD Garden boards. It took less than a minute for Rask to return to his crease and get back to work.
Julien said after the skate there were no issues in terms of Rask getting the start in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, RDS).
Rask famously fell on his rear end after he similarly reacted to a shootout loss during the regular season, a fall that became popular on YouTube. Over the years, Rask has produced similar outbursts, but this one came in the same week Julien described Rask as "normal ... for a goaltender."
"He's fine. Just I didn't want him falling in front of that door when he went out of his crease and I told him, 'You're making me look bad,'" Julien said. "I said, 'I told everybody you were normal.' But I said, 'I did tell them he had a temper, so you're OK.'"
Here's the Bruins' projected lineup:
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Jaromir Jagr
Rich Peverley - Chris Kelly - Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference - Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid
Scratched: Kaspars Daugavins, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo, Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton, Aaron Johnson
Injured: Wade Redden (upper body)