MONTREAL -- Tim Thomas will get the start for the Boston Bruins and oppose Carey Price for the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre for the sixth and final meeting of the HabsBruins rivalry for this season.
Thomas is coming off a 17-save effort in a 3-0 shutout loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night at TD Garden, and its a bit of head-scratcher that the 37-year-old is playing both ends of a back-to-back this deep into the season. Especially after Thomas also backstopped the Bruins to their 4-3 shootout win over the Nashville Predators last weekend.
So Tuukka Rask sits after getting pulled vs. the Buffalo Sabres a week earlier on Feb. 8 and is currently riding a four-game losing streak, and Thomas continues a perfectly mediocre month of February thats seen him go 2-2 with a 2.55 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. One has to wonder where Rask's formerly high confidence is at this point.
Here is the projected Bs lineup with some pretty interesting drama coming out of Montreal with Scott Gomez and Andrei Kostitsyn battling with the Habs coaching staff right now:
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PHILADELPHIA - Carson Wentz tossed four touchdown passes, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame losing nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters in a 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.
Wentz threw for 268 yards and ran for a career-best 63 after a shaky start to lead the NFL-best Eagles (6-1) to their fifth straight win. But the victory was costly because Peters was carted off the field with a knee injury in the third quarter.
Kirk Cousins had 303 yards passing and three TDs for the Redskins (3-3).
The Eagles went three-and-out three times in their first four drives and had only 57 total yards before Wentz hit Mack Hollins in stride with a perfect 64-yard TD pass to tie it at 10.
That got the offense rolling.
Wentz connected with Zach Ertz for 46 yards on the next series and found him again for a 4-yard TD pass to make it 17-10.
After getting the second-half kickoff, the Eagles drove 86 yards for another touchdown. Peters was injured during the series, and fans chanted his name while teammates surrounded the cart.
Wentz finished the drive off with a play that Peters would appreciate.
While being hit by two defenders and falling forward, Wentz lofted a 9-yard TD pass to Corey Clement.
Wentz fired a 10-yard TD pass to Nelson Agholor to expand the lead to 31-17. Wentz kept that drive alive by escaping a sack and running 17 yards on third-and-8.
Cousins tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Chris Thompson to give the Redskins a 10-3 lead. He connected with Jordan Reed on a 5-yard TD to cut the deficit to 24-17 and threw a 12-yard pass to Reed to cap the scoring.
The Eagles were penalized on four straight plays to start their first possession before Wentz was intercepted by Quinton Dunbar on a deep pass to Torrey Smith on second-and-31.
Philadelphia swept Washington for the first time since 2013 and has a commanding lead in the NFC East. The Cowboys and Redskins are tied for second place.