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A losing streak and a record were both smashed in a Bruins shutout win over the Capitals

NHL: Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals
Big hugs all around.
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins reset the clock on the Capitals 1-0, as Tuukka Rask made franchise history.

  • And that’s all, folks, for that fourteen-game embarrassment of being unable to best Braden Holtby and the Capitals since March 29th in the year of our Lord 2014. Bonus- no blown leads, thank you very much. Providence Journal
  • In the view from behind enemy lines, Capitals players that cost their team by taking penalties paid with their ice time. Washington Post
  • The Bruins dominated almost two periods, and the Capitals coughed up giveaways. David Pastrnak and Torey Krug connected to feed David Krejci, who threaded the needle for the game winning goal. Japers Rink
  • Tuukka Rask reached his franchise miletone by denying Alex Ovechkin not only any goals, but a milestone of his own. BOOM! We’re right back on milestone alert for Patrice Bergeron, who is poised to play his 1000th regular season NHL game. The Hockey Writers
  • A career Bruin of 15 years tenure since the 2003-04 season, Patrice Bergeron will join Don Sweeney, Ray Bourque, Wayne Cashman, and Johnny Bucyk by playing in his 1000th Bruins game as well. NHL
  • It was a sparkling performance by Rask, who handled fewer, but better, shots. Boston Herald
  • Among the bullet points from the game include not assuming that David Krejci’s game winning goal means the end of deficiencies on his line. Bruins Daily
  • That was a much better performance from the Bruins defensive corps, following a finger wagging from their coach. WEEI
  • Got highlights? Check the 2:01 mark for an almost insurance goal by Brad Marchand. Rask stopped 24 shots, and the Bruins dominated the faceoff dot. (Video, 3:37) NHL
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, an eerily similar story played out Saturday night in an overtime, 1-0 shutout win against the Charlotte Checkers. Dan Vladar outdueled Scott Darling in net, Gemel Smith notched the lone goal. Providence Bruins
  • Here’s a summary of Week #28 for the PBruins, who have battled back into third place in the Atlantic Division, trailing rivals Bridgeport by only one point. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Standings- The Bruins are at 9th in the league overall, NHL 5th in the Eastern Conference, NHL and hold 4th place in the competitive Atlantic Division, trailing the 3rd place Canadiens by 1 point. NHL Currently sitting in the first Wild Card slot, Boston stands 4 points ahead of the Blue Jackets. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Johnny Boychuk and his dad, John, really enjoy dad trips. In fact, the latter has visitied Boston so often that he “thinks he’s the mayor.” Newsday We’ll be seeing Destroychuk on Tuesday, as Boston hosts the Islanders. MSN
  • There is plenty of local love from fellow pro teams for the Patriots , who are Super Bowl LIII Champions. it has been nearly 98 days since the Red Sox took a duck boat ride, after all. NESN
  • How is it that NHL goaltenders don’t earn similar salaries to NHL quarterbacks? The Dartmouth
  • Look at this quartet of solid defensemen available for a relative song. The Hockey News
  • The SHAME! Guess whose arenas made this list of the very worst in the NHL? My guess is they haven’t been there to see the new, improved TD Garden Fan Experience, judging by the illustrating photo. Moneywise
  • And speaking of national anthem performances, there is an art to getting it “just so.” Washington Post
  • Likely invented in Nova Scotia, but there’s new twist to hockey’s origin story- a First Nations family believes they can make a case for the Mi’kmaq people having been the first to play. CBC