It looks like the Bruins have turned a corner. For a second night the Bruins padded the score sheet and with a 6-2 victory over the New York Islanders Monday night at the TD Garden they have a three game winning streak, their longest of the season.
Tuukka Rask made 24 saves and Tyler Seguin extended his point streak to four games. The win pulled the Bruins out of last place in the Eastern conference.
"We've addressed a lot of the problems and the mistakes that we were making," winger Milan Lucic told the Boston Globe after the game. "I think that's ultimately what's helped helped us get the 18 goals in the last three games. We're starting to find that level of play that we want to play at and it wasn't easy to get to this point."
It was a fix that came just in time to give Rask his first win of the season. He had been winless in his last three starts mostly due to the poor defensive play and lack of goal support.
After Beniot Pouliot's first goal of the season Matt Moulson deflected a Steve Staios shot to tie it at one making it look like another long night for Rask. That was until Nathan Horton cashed in on the powerplay, collecting a rebound and shooting it from the bottom of the circle.
39 seconds later Tyler Seguin took a sweet feed from Patrice Bergeron below the goal line and wristed it past Evgeni Nabokov. It was the third goal allowed on four shots and it made it an early night for Nabokov as Al Montoya quickly came out in relief.
The Seguin-Bergeron-Marchand line was particularly dominant tonight that if not for a few unfortunate bounces would have scored a lot more. Bergeron extended his point streak to seven games and Seguin has quickly begun to shin in his sophomore year. In his 12 games the youngster has 14 points including a team leading seven goals.
The Bruins will continue their homestand Thursday night when Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers come to the Garden.