Boston Bruins: Tuuka Rask in top goalie form in 2-1 win over Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 15: Sean Kuraly
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 15: Sean Kuraly /

After a rough stretch of games, the Boston Bruins finally tallied a win.

The Boston Bruins lost two straight games after regulation.

That ended on Thursday night when they defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights 2-1.

The Bruins lost yet another player to injury on Wednesday and their starting lineup has completely changed. No one could have expected these group of guys to be playing in October.

The first period was once again boring for Bruins fans. They were only able to muster 5 shots on net. It wasn’t until early in the 2nd period that the Bruins offense was able to gain some traction.

Riley Nash kicked off the scoring for the Bruins. After ringing a shot off the post, Nash was gifted a second chance and put home Austin Czarnik’s rebound. The goal was Nash’s 1st of the season.

The Golden Knights only goal came from a Jake DeBrusk turnover. Nate Schmidt stole the puck from DeBrusk and Cody Eakin was able to rifle a one-timer past Tuukka Rask.

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Then the Bruins returned the favor as Tim Schaller kicked off a stellar shift for the team by intercepting the puck at the blue line. With Vegas feeling the pressure in their zone the 4th line went to work. Torey Krug sent a slap shot towards the net and Jake DeBrusk deflected it towards Maxime Lagace. Sean Kuraly was then able to rush the net and he was rewarded with his first NHL goal.

Another promising sight was Tuukka Rask only allowing one goal. Rask stopped 28 shots and seemed to look comfortable in net. It was just the 4th game for the Bruins where they allowed less than 3 goals. Bruins fans are hoping that Rask will be able to have more performances like tonight. After a rough start to the season for the Bruins and Rask, the team needs their goaltender to perform well.

With all of the injuries this season the Boston Bruins are going to need performances like tonight. Everyone will need to step up their play.

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On Thursday night, the Boston Bruins were able to put one foot in the right direction, but now they need to be able to continue to win and show this is not a flash in the pan. They look to do just that on Saturday night as they play Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.