For the first time all season, the Boston Bruins have won a at home by beating the Arizona Coyotes, Tuesday night at the TD Garden. On the backs of David Krejci, and Tuukka Rask, the Bruins shut out the Coyotes 6-0 to bring them to 4-3-1 on the season.
David Krejci has tallied a point in every single game this season, and the Bruins center kept that streak alive Tuesday night. Krejci, added two goals to bring his season long streak to 8 games in which he has scored a point.
“He’s off to a good start. It’s all about confidence in this league and he’s gotten off to a good start.” Julien told reporters after the game, “He’s feeling good about his game. He’s very healthy as you can see. That makes a big difference. It’s nice to have him back.”
The Bruins also got goals form Jimmy Hayes, Brett Connolly, Brad Marchand, and Joe Morrow while Tuukka Rask defending the back end with a shut out performance. Rask made 24 saves in his first shutout of the season, and first win at home.
“I felt good today so I just try to keep that going. You know, obviously a shutout makes you look even better, but I felt good.” Rask said after Tuesday nights tilt, “I think the team felt good. The team looked good so that’s a good building block for us and we’re trying to keep doing this”
The Bruins got on the board 17 minutes into the first period when David Krejci beat Coyotes goalie Mike Smith on a 2-on-1 goal, in which he was alongside Brett Connolly.
The new line combination of Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, and Ryan Spooner added the next goal, 6:51 into the second period, on a rebound goal from Jimmy Hayes, on a Matt Beleskey backhand shot on Mike Smith.
Joe Morrow added his first goal of the season, on a beautiful shot, beating Mike Smith just over his left shoulder.
Connolly, Marchand and Krejci all added goals in the third period. Connolly, who has scored in 3 straight games, has seemed to find success playing alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
“When I’m with those guys, I’m just trying to be hard on the forecheck and get open. Obviously Marchy [Brad Marchand] made a great pass on my goal. Those are two guys that are very consistent they work hard every shift and you got to match that every shift.” Connolly told reporters after the game, “They’re two guys that have been in the league a long time and won. Two guys I obviously look up to and I want to give them my best game every time I’m on the ice. It’s helped me for sure playing with those guys.”
The Bruins are 4-0-1 in their last 5, and look to continue the good play Friday, as they head to Florida to take on the Panthers.
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