Atl 1 0 0 1
Bos 1 2 1 4
Date of game: 1/4/2014

Recap: Boston vs. Winnipeg

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Torey Krug scored twice and added an assist, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden.

Daniel Paille also scored for the Bruins in head coach Claude Julien's 500th game behind the Boston bench. Tuukka Rask made 36 saves in the victory, Boston's second straight and fifth in its last seven outings.

"(It's) nice to be here for that long, and like I always say, I hope I can be here for another 500," said Julien.

Dustin Byfuglien scored the lone goal for Winnipeg, which has dropped two in a row after a three-game win streak. Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 25 shots in defeat.

Krug gave Boston a 2-1 lead just over three minutes into the second period with a blast from the left point past a heavily screened Pavelec, then was credited with his second of the game at the 7:18 mark. The rookie's shot from the left circle through a Carl Soderberg screen was deflected in by the stick of Winnipeg defenseman Jacob Trouba.

"He's been a great asset to our hockey club and an asset that we had been looking for a long time," noted Julien about Krug.

Rask was brilliant in the second period, stopping all 19 shots the Jets fired his way. He then made nine more saves in the third and Reilly Smith notched his 15th goal of the season with just over 10 minutes remaining to account for the final margin.

"It was a pretty even period scoring-chance-wise," said Rask about the second period. "We just capitalized on ours. We were forechecking and skating hard. It's good to see."

Byfuglien gave Winnipeg a 1-0 lead midway through the first period with his ninth goal. He fired a shot from the right wing that was stopped and chased down his own rebound behind the net, then circled into the high slot and ripped a wrist shot past Rask's glove.

The Bruins tied with just under six minutes left in the period on Paille's sixth goal. He missed on a wraparound attempt, but the puck slid into the left circle for Krug, who found Paille alone below the right circle for a successful one-timer.

Game Notes

Krug recorded his first career three-point game ... Paille has three goals in his last four games. He returned to the lineup on Dec. 27 after missing seven games with concussion symptoms ... Rask has surrendered one goal or less 16 times this season ... Julien has a record of 284-158-58 with the Bruins ... The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power play and killed off each of Winnipeg's three chances with the extra skater ... Two fights in a span of only two seconds highlighted the early stages of the first period, as Boston's Zdeno Chara squared off with Winnipeg's Chris Thorburn and Boston's Matt Fraser dropped the gloves with Winnipeg's James Wright moments after the ensuing faceoff ... Boston has won 12 straight at home against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise and last tasted defeat in the series at TD Garden on March 31, 2007.

Lafayette, Scheuerman run past Lehigh in 150th meeting

The 150th series meeting between Lafayette and Lehigh was held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, but Lafayette's Ross Scheuerman was ready for Broadway on Saturday.

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Browns activate Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns activated wide receiver Josh Gordon on Saturday, a day before he is set to make his season debut against Atlanta.

Dodgers acquire Bolsinger from D-backs

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right- handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday for cash considerations.

Oilers' Pouliot out indefinitely with broken foot

Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot is out indefinitely after suffering a broken foot in Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced during the second intermission.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.