Tuukka Rask Reaches Bruins' Wins Record after Thrashing of Blues
Boston, Massachusetts - The Boston Bruins have gone 1-2 since their big 3-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but they have not fallen off in the Atlantic Division standings at all. In fact, they have actually gained a point on the Maple Leafs since the game rather than being behind by two points as Toronto's record is currently 29-16-2, good for sixty points, and Boston's is 27-16-5, which is good for fifty-nine. They're still quite a bit behind the Tampa Bay Lightning, but they are gaining on Toronto for second place in the division, despite two losses in the interim.
Their first loss came at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens. Tuukka Rask made nineteen saves throughout the game, but gave up the winning goal to Montreal just fifteen seconds into overtime as the Bruins fell 3-2. Boston's goals were courtesy of David Krejci and Brad Marchand.
The second loss came when Boston faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers. In the 4-3 loss, Jaroslav Halak saved just fifteen shots, compared to the astounding thirty-nine shots saved by Carter Hart of the Flyers. Despite this, Boston still put up a decent offensive showing as David Pastrnak scored his twenty-seventh goal of the season on a power play and Peter Cehlarik scored his first and his second goal of the season during the match.
Boston found their way back to the win column on Thursday night, though, as they clobbered the St. Louis Blues by a commanding score of 5-2. The five goals for Boston came from Torey Krug, David Backes (on a power play), Chris Wagner, Marchand, and Sean Kuraly, so it was definitely impressive how Boston was able to spread the wealth during the game. Krejci was a big part of this as he recorded three assists in the victory.
The big story, though, came from Rask as he saved twenty-eight shots en route to the 252nd win of his career with Boston, which pulled him even with the all-time Boston record set by Tiny Thompson. It's no understatement how crucial Rask has been to Boston's success and he could break the record tonight against the New York Rangers.