The Bruins ended their Father's Trip on a high note with a 4-1 away win against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Tuukka Rask's 39 saves and Matt Beleskey's two goals were the key contributions of the night as the B's put in a calm and professional performance in a win that moves them to 74 points, level with their next opponents Tampa Bay.
The night started with Patrice Bergeron's calm finish up and over Cam Ward after a turnover forced by Brett Connolly just over ten minutes into the first period for his 23rd goal of the season.
Two minutes later Matt Beleskey got his first of the night, banking the puck around Michal Jordan before snapping a shot past Ward to put the Bruins in control.
At the other end, Tuukka Rask was strong, working his magic on a great chance from Carolina's dangerous forward Jeff Skinner to keep the Canes scoreless.
The second period was scoreless...however we saw examples of the B's frailties with defensive giveaways giving the Canes sustained pressure in the Bruins zone - however Rask was strong and stopped all shots he faced while at the other end Ward, too, appeared to be settling into the game a little more after looking unsure at times in the first period.
The third saw the Bruins suffer a setback early, and it was one at least partly of their own making. Noah Hanifin fired a shot wide but it was re-directed into his own net by Kevan Miller as he attempted to clear in a goal that says a lot about K.Miller's influence on Boston's defense this season.
However, the B's rallied and Beleskey restored the two goal lead with his second of the night just 3:24 later as Ryan Spooner and Jimmy Hayes fashioned an opening for #39 in the slot and he made no mistake for his 13th of the year. Claude Julien would later praise the Hayes-Spooner-Beleskey trio as the best line of the night for his team.
Despite trying, the Canes couldn't solve Rask for the remainder of the period, with the Finn again making several very good stops, and an empty-netter from Brad Marchand sealed the win to finish the road trip on a high.
The Bruins return to action Sunday v Tampa at TD Garden.