The Bruins are owners of a 13-point lead over idle Toronto in the Atlantic Division.
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) -
Carl Soderberg, Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic tallied in the second period as the Boston Bruins silenced the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1, at Bell Centre.
Zdeno Chara added a third-period marker for the Bruins, winners of six in a row and owners of a 13-point lead over idle Toronto in the Atlantic Division.
Tuukka Rask augmented his team's offense with 35 saves, and praised his skaters for helping lock up a key division victory.
"Despite the start, we played a solid game," the Finnish netminder said. "We took most of their opportunities away, and then capitalized on ours. It was a good road win, so we're happy where our game is headed."
GMs mull necessary changes to OT format
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Each year all 30 of the NHL's general managers get together in March to discuss ways they can help improve the game.
The hot topic at this year's meeting of the minds in Boca Raton, Fla., involves the league's regular-season overtime format. At the heart of that debate, of course, lies the shootout, a controversial experiment that has outgrown its usefulness, if it ever had any to begin with.
If you're like me, then this is issue is a no-brainer. Just get rid of the shootout, bring back the tie and use the neuralyzer from the "Men in Black" movies to wipe everyone's memory clean of this misguided attempt to make the game more fan-friendly.