Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Bruins Hand Lightning First Shutout

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Bruins Hand Lightning First Shutout

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Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifting the visiting Boston Bruins over the Lightning 3-0 on Saturday night.

It was Rask's third shutout of the season and 41st of his career. It was also the first time the Lightning failed to score a goal since a 4-0 loss at Boston on April 4, 2017 also against Rask.

David Pastrnak, David Backes and Riley Nash all scored for Boston, which moved within two points of the Lightning for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with one game in hand. Torey Krug assisted on all three of the Bruins' goals.

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 24 shots for the Lightning.

The Bruins played the final two periods without former Blues player Backes, who left following a scary incident late in the first period. …

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