BOSTON — The final stats sheet showed Boston Bruins goaltender Manny Fernandez with 30 saves on 32 shots and a win — his fifth straight victory and 13th in his last 15 outings — in the Bruins’ 4-2 triumph over Pittsburgh tonight.
Fernandez is now also 9-0-0 at TD Banknorth Garden.
But despite the solid numbers and some of the game-saving saves he produced (including a big stop of a ferocious one-timer by sniper Evgeni Malkin), Fernandez was quick to deflect any praise for helping the Bruins pull of their 10th straight win.
“Tonight might’ve been my worst game,” he admitted. “I was just battling from the start. And that’s just to let you know how well we play defensively against what I think is one of the best teams in the NHL.”