Goals have been in short supply for the Bruins this season, so Tuukka Rask made sure the club’s four-game winless streak came to an end Sunday by not allowing any goals against.
Rask posted his fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 win against the Florida Panthers.
The victory and shutout were sweet redemption for Rask, who blamed himself for the loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. Coach Claude Julien said he wants to split the games this week between Rask and Anton Khudobin, but Julien wanted to give Rask a chance to bounce back. He did.
Brad Marchand scored an empty-net goal and Dougie Hamilton scored for the first time in nine games. Jaromir Jagr, though, scored the game-winning goal to tie Phil Esposito for first all-time in game-winners with 118 in his career.
Jagr, Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg formed a solid line Sunday after they struggled together in Soderberg’s NHL debut Saturday. The Bruins are desperate for offense, so maybe that trio will stick together and provide a solid third line, when and if David Krejci’s line gets going.
•The Bruins will practice Monday and then depart for Philadelphia, where they’ll play the Flyers Tuesday night.