Rask shutouts Wild as Bruins win 5th straight game
Tonight in game #43 of the regular season, the Bruins power-play came alive with two goals to help them go on to a 4-0 win over the Minnesota Wild. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask earned his first shutout of the season and also recorded his 250th NHL win. Rask is now two wins shy of tying Tiny Thompson for most in Bruins history.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 5:23, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 11:29, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 19:15, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.
In the second period, at 6:24, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.
In the third period, no scoring happened.
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and stopped all 24 shots he faced.
The Bruins led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 27-24 and blocked shots 18-9. The Wild led the game in hits 28-21. The Bruins went 2-for-2 on the power-play while the Wild went 0-for-3.
Chris Wagner led the Bruins with 4 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 3 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.
Colby Cave, Joakim Nordstrom and Steven Kampfer were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 25-14-4 with 54 points in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Washington Capitals, at 7pm ET.