Rask, Bruins blank Flames

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Updated: December 18, 2013

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Tuukka Rask posted 21 saves for his third
shutout of the season to lead the Boston Bruins in a 2-0 win over the Calgary
Flames on Tuesday.

Zdeno Chara scored both goals with Jarome Iginla and David Krejci each posting
two assists for the Bruins, who were coming off a 3-1-0 road trip.

Reto Berra allowed both goals on 31 shots in the loss for the Flames, who have
lost their last two.

“We played pretty good and had some chances, but their goalie played really
good,” said Berra. “We just couldn’t get any goals when we had the chance, and
they took advantage of their power plays.”

After a scoreless first period, the Bruins went up in the second on the power
play as Krejci sent a slap-pass from the high slot to the right circle where
Chara one-timed it home at 7:38.

It was another power-play goal from the Bruins at 3:19 of the third as
Iginla’s shot from the left circle was stopped, but Chara was in front of the
net to slam in the rebound for his ninth of the year.

“I’m just trying to work hard and be there for loose pucks and create traffic
and finding some openings,” said Chara. “So really the main thing is to just
work extremely hard.”

Rask finished off his shutout with eight saves in the final frame.

Game Notes

Boston plays in Buffalo on Thursday … Calgary continues its five-game road
trip in Detroit on Thursday … Boston has won five straight over Calgary …
Rask has 19 shutouts in his career.