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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tuukka Rask stopped twenty three shots to hand Tampa Bay the first shutout of the season plus lifting the Boston Bruins within the Lightning 3-0 on Saturday night time.
It was Rask’s third shutout from the season and 41st of their career. It was also the first time the particular Lightning failed to score a goal considering that a 4-0 loss at Birkenstock boston on April 4, 2017 — also against Rask.
David Pastrnak, David Backes and Riley Nash all scored for Boston, which usually moved within two points from the Lightning for the top spot within the Eastern Conference with one online game in hand. Torey Krug assisted upon all three of the Bruins’ objectives.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 24 photos for the Lightning, whose last shutout at home came on March sixteen, 2017, by Toronto’s Frederik Andersen. Tampa Bay has lost consecutive games for the first time since going 9-0-1 in the previous 10 games.
The Bruins played the final two periods with out Backes, who left following a frightening incident late in the first time period. As Backes tumbled to the glaciers and fell into the crease region, the back of Yanni Gourde’s skate appeared to make contact just below Backes’ right knee. Backes immediately snapped up his leg. As he was producing his way to the Boston counter, blood appeared to seep through their pants as he was rushed to the locker room.
The Bruins reported that Backes was relaxing after suffering a laceration in the knee that required several stiches.
Pastrnak opened the scoring together with his 28th goal of the season, obtaining a step ahead of Mikhail Sergachev decreasing the slot to take a move from Krug and slip the backhander past Vasilevskiy 3: ’07 in to the game.
Backes scored their 12th off a rebound right in front for the first of two Boston power-play goals on the night.
Nash improved the lead to 3-0 in the 2nd period with his 14th of the period.
NOTES: Tampa Bay recalled Gary the gadget guy Louis Domingue from Syracuse from the American Hockey League before the online game and he dressed as the backup…. Birkenstock boston improved to 32-0-3 this season whenever holding a two-goal lead at any time in the game…. The Lightning have permitted five power-play goals in the past 3 games and at least one power-play goal in 11 of the previous 12…. Boston D Zdeno Chara missed his second consecutive video game with an unspecified upper-body injury.
Lightning: Host Edmonton Oilers on Sunday
Bruins: Host Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday