Bruins beat the Canucks 4-0 on Saturday night.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Tukka Rask stopped 17 shots for his third shutout of the season and the 29th of his career as the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Saturday night.Landon Ferraro had a goal and an assist, and Brad Marchand, Torey Krug and Tyler Randell also scored for the Bruins. Boston, coming off a 5-4 overtime loss at Calgary on Friday, was for the third time in four nights.Rask, the backup to Tim Thomas when Boston beat Vancouver in the 2011 Stanley Cup final, picked up his first victory at Rogers Arena after giving up four goals in each of the Bruins’ last two visits.

Jacob Markstrom got the start ahead of Ryan Miller and finished with 18 stops for the Canucks, who have lost five straight and 13 of their last 16.

Vancouver coach Willie Desjardins called the game a ”must” in the wake of Thursday’s 4-2 defeat to Dallas, but the Canucks didn’t look ready to compete from the opening faceoff.

Markstrom made 38 saves in Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime loss in Los Angeles, but was beaten on the first shot of the game from Marchand at 2:54 of the opening period.

One of the villains for Vancouver fans during the 2011 final, Marchand took a feed from Patrice Bergeron and ripped his 13th of the season.

Boston doubled its lead at 7:03 when Krug blasted a one-timer from the point that flew in past Markstrom for his third.

Vancouver’s first genuine chance came just under two minutes into the second when defenseman Yannick Weber tested Rask from the slot.

Ferraro made it 3-0 at 8:02 when his weak shot from the right-wing boards off the rush fluttered past Markstrom for his second goal of the season.

The Bruins snapped a two-game slide that followed a five-game win streak to close out November.

All three Boston goals beat Markstrom over the glove, and he got a sarcastic cheer from fans on his next save.

Rask came on in relief of Jonas Gustavsson against the Flames, and had a relatively quiet night in this one, but did have to make a nice stop on Vancouver’s Bo Horvat 5 minutes into the third to keep the shutout alive

Randell knocked in his fourth with 8:28 left in the third.

NOTES: The Canucks have allowed at least three goals in 14 of their last 16 games. … There are eight players left on both the Boston and Vancouver rosters from the 2011 final. … Canucks rookie D Ben Hutton returned to the lineup after missing seven games with a lower-body injury. … Bruins D Adam McQuaid left in the first period after blocking a shot with his left arm and didn’t return. … Marchand played in his 400th NHL game. … The Canucks continue a four-game homestand Monday against Buffalo. The Bruins host Nashville the same night.

(Via Associated Press)

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