BOSTON — Tuukka Rask was so strong in net tonight, the Bruins didn’t need Zdeno Chara on defense to shut out Los Angeles, 3-0, at the TD Garden.
That might be an overstatement, but the Kings’ league-worst offense was no match for Rask. The goaltender finished with 41 saves, including 20 in the third period.
The good news got better for the Bruins because after the game, head coach Claude Julien confirmed that Chara would make the road trip. The Bruins play in Ottawa Wednesday and Philadelphia Saturday. The captain wouldn’t be traveling unless there was a chance for him to return from a leg injury. Gregory Campbell, out with a fractured foot, did not make the trip.
Here’s my game story from NHL.com.
Brad Marchand scored twice in support of Rask, who has now won two games in a row. It’ll be interesting to see if Julien sticks to his plan of playing Tim Thomas against the Senators. After the game, Julien was asked about his started and he responded with “That’s none of your business.”
So try to sleep well tonight mulling that one over.