Boston 2, Colorado 0
When: 7:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 13, 2016
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver
DENVER – (Wire Service Report) – – The Boston Bruins came into Denver tired and nearing the end of a long road trip. It didn’t matter with the dominant season goaltender Tuukka Rask is enjoying.
Rask stopped 21 shots for his third shutout of the season, David Krejci had a goal and an assist, and the Bruins beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 Sunday night. Dominic Moore’s empty-net tally with 27.2 seconds left sealed the third straight win for Boston (10-6-0) and gave Rask his 33rd career shutout.
“Just another great game. Can’t say enough about that guy,” Krejci said of Rask. “He’s been great so far and keeping us in the game every single game. Sometimes we only need one or two goals to win.”
Rask got the shutout less than 24 hours after making 31 saves in a 2-1 win at Arizona. He told coach Claude Julien after beating the Coyotes he felt good enough to start Sunday, and he proved it to improve to 7-0-0 on the road this season with help from his defense.
“I can’t recall any real breakdowns for us,” Rask said. “We kept them on the outside and really limited their scoring chances and rushes. And then we kept the puck in the offensive zone and made some plays and created chances.”
Rask dropped his goals-against average to 1.54 and upped his save percentage to .945.
“He’s been solid since the start of the season and giving us a chance to win every night,” Julien said.
Semyon Varlamov had a season-high 43 saves for Colorado, which was shut out for the fourth time in the first 14 games of the season. The 44 overall shots were the most Varlamov faced this season.
“It’s frustrating that we didn’t win,” Varlamov said. “It doesn’t matter how you play. I’m not happy that we lost because we need the two points. That’s the most important thing for us.”