The Minnesota Wild might have been hot coming into this game with four straight wins on the road, but the writing was on the wall for Boston to take care of business on home ice. After all, Minnesota was coming off of a game against Montreal on Monday — a tilt in which defenseman Ryan Suter logged over 32 minutes of ice time.
Sure enough, a red-hot Bruins club more than handled its own against the Wild at Garden — opening the scoring just over five minutes into regulation and not looking back in what was a 4-0 victory.
Tough to find much to complain about in a win like this — with representatives from Boston’s top-three lines all lighting the lamp in the win, while Tuukka Rask continued his recent torrid stretch with a 24-save effort and his first shutout of the year.
Since that comeback win over Buffalo back on Dec. 29, Boston has outscored its competition, 16-7, while regaining its third-place spot in the Atlantic. With Charlie McAvoy inching closer and closer to a return this week, there’s not much to harp on with this club at the moment. They’re rolling.