Tuukka Rask was in net and made 36 saves for his third shutout of the season, and Marco Sturm scored twice to lead the B’s at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
It was the Bruins first home victory since their New Year’s Day victory in the Winter Classic at Fenway Park.
The game also featured the first NHL goal of Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid:
…as well as the first NHL fight for Blake (don’t call me Bob Sweeney) Wheeler:
Rask was huge in this game, especially in the second period when the Canadiens outshot the Bruins 15-3, as he earned his third shutout of the season and added fuel to the Bruins goaltender debate. Rumors are also swirling about the Bruins making Tim Thomas available as the March 3rd NHL trade deadline approaches.
The Bruins (24-22-11) stand two points out of the 8th and final playoff spot in the eastern conference as they head into tonight’s game in Buffalo. Road games will follow in Tampa Bay on Thursday, then in Sunrise, FL against the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Then, they enter the two-week break for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
After losing 10 games in a row, the Bruins are only two points out of the playoff race? Wow….Bruins fans really should:
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