Shots on Goal: Bruins edge Kings, 3-1
Tuukka Rask makes 14 of 15 saves in the third period to help Boston past the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings Saturday night, 3-1.
Rask backstopped the Bruins to their second consecutive win and finishes out the month of January at 7-1-3 with a .949 save percentage and 1.61 goals-against average.
“He definitely was our best player in January, the last game, and here tonight he definitely stepped his game up to the level that he’s capable of playing,” Milan Lucic said. “He’s a huge part of our team, probably the most important part of our team. With his ability and his competitiveness, we’re grateful to have a guy like that between the pipes. He’s starting to get into the groove that we need him to be in.”
Brad Marchand had 2 goals (one an empty netter) and Chris Kelly got the credit for the game-winner.
Jordon Nolan snapped a 12-game scoreless stretch with his second goal of the season when he let one fly from the left half-wall that deflected off Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton’s stick and into the net.
Jonathan Quick (17-13-10) took the loss stopping 30 of 32 shots.
Notes: Malcolm Subban, wearing a “do you job” hat in honor of the New England Patriots, dressed for his first NHL game.
Tuukka Rask has been named Third Star of the Month for January behind Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (First) and New York Islanders forward John Tavares (second).