Published: Fri, October 11, 2019
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Bruins top Golden Knights, off to best start in 18 years

Bruins top Golden Knights, off to best start in 18 years

Boston, which was 4-0-2 in the preseason, improved to 4-1-0 all-time vs. the Golden Knights and concludes its four-game road trip Thursday in Denver.

Arizona can not score. The Coyotes have two goals through two games with two scored in one loss and they were shutout in the other.

As the Bruins rushed the net to congratulate Tuukka Rask on his 31-save effort in a hard-fought, 4-3 victory over the Golden Knights in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, something seemed wrong.

Rask moved into sole possession of 49th place with his 267th career win. In its lone loss, they were the obvious downfall. When you go on the road you don't worry about putting on a show for the fans.

"We got some greasy wins, they weren't pretty early on, it's still not where we want to be - but they're steppingstones".

Boston, buoyed by the dominant play of their, took control of the contest and another Pastrnak assist on another Marchand tuck had Vegas against the ropes, before Torey Krug sniped a vicious slapshot beyond Marc-Andre Fleury to send the Bruins on their way.

The Golden Knights (2-1-0), who swept a season-opening home-and-home series with San Jose, looked out of sync much of the night despite occasional flashes from their top two lines.

After blocking a shot with his foot in the first period, causing him to miss almost the entire period, Matt Grzelcyk returned in the second and finished the game. A bounce here, a bounce there, we're right back in it.

Goalies_Boston, Rask 2-0-0 (34 shots-31 saves). "We'll learn from that and make sure that, especially against an offensive team like that, that we never take our foot off the gas". Vegas squandered an early 2-0 lead. Max Pacioretty scored on the power play with 5:18 left in the game, helping the team's power play to a 2-for-3 night.

NOTES: Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, 42, appeared in his 1,488th game, breaking a tie with Wayne Gretzky for the 23rd-most in history.

After scoring three goals in their first two games, it was nice to see the Bruins offense wake up with four goals against a very good Vegas team.

Not that this was ever going to truly impact his availability, but perhaps this is just another reason why you should expect to see No. 40 seated on Boston's bench as Jaroslav Halak's backup on Thursday night as the Bruins seek a flawless balance to keep both goaltenders fresh and with Boston's home opener against the Devils looming for Saturday night in Boston.

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