Claude Julien made it perfectly clear that by replacing Tim Thomas with Tuukka Rask, it was not a statement on his starter’s play through two periods. Thomas was hung out to dry after giving up three goals on 25 shots.
“It had nothing to do with Tim,” Julien said.
Tuukka Rask stopped 12 of 13 shots in the third period. Rask will start tomorrow against St. Louis.