For the first time since that devastating game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the St. Louis Blues, the Boston Bruins have returned to the TD Garden ice. This time around it went much better than that infamous night. The B’s played host to the new look New Jersey Devils, who made some big moves in the offseason. They traded for defenseman P.K. Subban, as well as drafting number one overall pick Jack Hughes, a highly touted prospect. With all that being said, the Bruins continued to play great hockey as they would take a 2-0 lead after the first period. The goals were scored by Brad Marchand his fourth of this young season, as well as Joakim Nordstrom who got his first of the season.
Late in the second period, the Bruins went on the power play and added another to their tally. Brad Marchand took a shot from the right faceoff dot that got saved but the rebound landed right on the edge of the crease where Patrice Bergeron was able to tap it home for his first goal of the season.
Tuukka Rask would go on to record his first shutout of the season making 31 saves as the Bruins went on to win 3-0. So far this season Rask and Jaroslav Halak (35 save shutout vs Arizona) each have a shutout in the 5 games the B’s have played as the team improves to 4-1-0. They will be back in action on Monday afternoon at 1pm as they host the red hot Anaheim Ducks.
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