Just under a week ago, Tuukka Rask logged perhaps the worst game of his season, giving up four goals on 16 shots to the Maple Leafs before being pulled with just 3:32 gone in the second period.
On Tuesday, the Boston netminder had one of his finest showings of the season in the Bruins’ 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues, pitching a shutout against a team that entered the night having won 10 of their previous 11 games.
Holding a 1-0 lead going into the second period, the Bruins defense began to cave to the dangerous St. Louis attack, but Rask was there to make some key stops, keeping the Blues off the board, while the B’s were able to double their lead later on after a goal by Torey Krug.
Rask ended up with 33 saves on the night for his first shutout of the year. It was his first regular season shutout since March 27 of last season, when he blanked the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Bruins have won six straight at home and two in a row since dropping games on back-to-back nights in Toronto and Montreal. They’ll next take the ice on Friday as they travel to face the Columbus Blue Jackets.