This article is part of our The Daily Puck series.
The NHL heads to the All-Star break with a busy 13-game slate Thursday. Just a year ago, John Scott was headlining the event, and the shift to a three-on-three tournament proved to be a success – at least in my books.
Like it or lump it, the format unleashed last year was entertaining, and the daily contests at DraftKings were fun. This is an opportunity for you to refresh for the fantasy stretch drive, and sit back and watch high-event hockey with $1 million on the line.
Penguins (PP: 4, PK: 24) at Bruins (PP: 19, PK: 2), 7:00 p.m.
Expected Goalies:Matt Murray (17-5-1, 2.35, .922), Tuukka Rask (23-12-4, 2.13, .919)
Key Injuries:Matt Cullen (foot), Patric Hornqvist (lower body), Kris Letang (knee), Evgeni Malkin (lower body)
The Bruins almost blew a two-goal lead Tuesday, but instead scored consecutive goals in the third period and overtime to beat Detroit 4-3. The win curbed a four-game losing streak. Pittsburgh had scored 24 goals during a four-game winning streak before being shutout by St. Louis on Tuesday. It was also just the third loss on home ice all year for the Penguins.
It's been an interesting performance slide for Rask this year. After posting a .939 save percentage and 1.25 GAA in October, both marks have negatively regressed each month, and he sports a disastrous .886 save percentage and 2.73 GAA through 11 January games. While this is a daunting matchup for Boston to begin with, Pittsburgh also has