Sports Rask extends success streak, Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-1

07:01  04 february  2018
07:01  04 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

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BOSTON — Tuukka Rask watched his own defenceman redirect a Toronto player’s shot into the net behind him. The way he’s been playing, he could still joke about it afterward. Rask made 23 stops and posted a point for a career-best 20th straight game

Rask made 23 stops and posted a point for a career-best 20th straight game, leading the surging Boston Bruins past the Maple Leafs 4 - 1 on Saturday night. Marner and the Maple Leafs knew Rask was on a hot streak , and they felt like they needed more traffic in front of the net.

a hockey game in the snow© Provided by thecanadianpress.com BOSTON - Tuukka Rask made 23 stops and posted a point for a career-best 20th straight game, leading the surging Boston Bruins past the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday night.

David Pastrnak and Torey Krug each scored on a power play in the second period and Patrice Bergeron added his team-leading 22nd goal for Boston. Tim Schaller had an empty-netter as the Bruins collected at least a point for the 20th time in 21 games, moving four points ahead of Toronto for second in the Atlantic Division.

Rask hasn't lost in regulation since Nov. 26. He improved to 18-0-2 in his last 20 starts, and had an assist on Schaller's score.

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The Maple Leafs had their four-game winning streak stopped and lost for the first time in seven games against Boston after going 5-0- 1 . Rask skated over and patted him on the back. Pastrnak’s score moved the Bruins ahead 2- 1 when he came in on the right wing and fired a shot that caromed in off

With the Bruins leading 1 -0, the Maple Leafs tied it at 8:03 of the first period, helped by Charlie McAvoy. Marner and the Maple Leafs knew Rask was on a hot streak , and they felt like they needed more traffic in front of the net.

The Maple Leafs had their four-game winning streak stopped and lost for the first time in seven games against Boston after going 5-0-1.

Mitchell Marner was credited with a goal for Toronto after Boston defenceman Charlie McAvoy redirected the centre's shot into his own net. McAvoy was back in the lineup for the first time since a heart procedure nearly two weeks ago.

Trailing 1-0 and on a power play, the Maple Leafs tied it at 8:03 of the first period, helped by McAvoy. Positioned in front of his own net, the rookie tapped Marner's shot — it was going fairly slowly after it hit Boston forward Sean Kuraly's stick and was heading wide — into the net to the right of Rask as he was attempting to control the puck.

McAvoy immediately put his right glove to his face in disbelief and looked down while he was skating behind the net. Rask skated over and patted him on the back.

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With the Bruins leading 1 -0, the Maple Leafs tied it at 8:03 of the first period, helped by Charlie McAvoy. Marner and the Maple Leafs knew Rask was on a hot streak , and they felt like they needed more traffic in front of the net.

BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask watched his own defenseman redirect a Toronto player's shot into the net behind him. The way he's been playing, he could still joke about it afterward. Rask made 23 stops and posted a point for a career-best 20th straight game

Pastrnak's score moved the Bruins ahead 2-1 when he came in on the right wing and fired a shot that caromed in off goaltender Frederik Andersen's left shoulder at 8:03. Krug one-timed a shot by Andersen with 3:13 left in the period. It was Andersen's first regular-season loss to Boston after he won his first nine games.

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara played his 1,400th NHL game.

The Bruins had jumped ahead when Bergeron fired a wrister past Andersen 4:29 into the game, stopping Toronto's shutout streak at 146 minutes, 46 seconds.

Less than a minute later, Rask made a right-pad stop on Kasperi Kapanen's clean break-in.

NOTES: Toronto D Ron Hainsey returned after missing the previous game due to an illness. . Bruins D Kevan Miller was out with an upper body injury. . Boston F Brad Marchand served the fourth of his five-game suspension for elbowing New Jersey's Marcus Johansson. . The teams face each other once more in the regular season — in Toronto on Feb. 24.

UP NEXT

Maple Leafs: Host Anaheim on Monday in the opener of a five-game homestand. They beat the Ducks in the only other meeting this season.

Bruins: At Detroit on Tuesday in the first of two straight on the road. They've won both games against the Red Wings this season.

Leafs’ Nazem Kadri enjoying offensive resurgence with Mitch Marner on his wing .
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