By MyFM's Jake Archer - The Boston Bruins took a backseat to the Super Bowl over the last couple of days, just as the other teams did. In that time, they racked up two more wins to keep pushing forward in the standings. On Thursday night they took down the St. Louis Blues by a score of 3-1 and on Saturday they thumped the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1.
In both games, Tuukka Rask played stupendous between the pipes as he faced 57 shots in total and only let in two goals. The B's peppered St. Louis with 46 shots of their own just on Thursday night and saw veterans David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron and David Backes all come away with goals. This got them back on the winning track after their loss to Anaheim two nights before.
On Saturday, the only shot that got by Rask was actually off of his own defenseman, Charlie McAvoy. It was McAvoy's return to the lineup after a scary heart issue and Rask made sure to let him know that the mistake was not a big deal. The goalie was able to overcome that and register a point for a career best 20th straight game. He also has not lost in regulation since November 26th.
With the game tied at one after Bergeron scored in the first period, the Bruins came out hot and added two more from Torey Krug and David Pastrnak in the second to get a cushion. The goal in the third from Tim Schaller was icing on the cake and Boston improved to 31-11-8 on the year. They will face the Detroit Red Wings tonight on the road as they look to extend their winning streak.