Bruins Snap 10-Game Losing Streak, Down Canadiens

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Bruins Snap 10-Game Losing Streak, Down Canadiens

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Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Tuukka Rask posted 36 saves for his third shutout of the season and Boston broke a 10-game losing streak, one game short of the franchise record, with a 3-0 win over Montreal at the Bell Centre.

Boston, which hadn't won a game since a 2-1 shootout decision in San Jose on January 14, was 0-6-4 in its previous 10 games and was just one more loss away from breaking a franchise record that was set from December 3, 1924 - January 5, 1925.

"I thought we played some good hockey today," said Rask. "You try to be there and frustrate the other team. I especially try to not let any weak shots in. They had some good chances in the second, but we defended well and I was able to make some saves."

Marco Sturm scored twice while Adam McQuaid also notched a goal for the Bruins, who got a pair of assists from Patrice Bergeron.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 shots for the Canadiens, who had won their previous three games.

"We had a slow start in the first period and they came up strong," said Halak. "They were skating much better than us to get the lead which changed the game. We were better in the second but we couldn't solve their goalie."

Boston took a 1-0 lead with 2:28 to play in the first as McQuaid's slap shot from the high slot hit off the stick of Ryan White down low and got past Halak.

In the closing moments of the first period, the Bruins made it a 2-0 game as Sturm pounced on a loose puck in the slot and wristed it home for his 17th goal of the season with just 3.2 ticks left on the clock.

Rask, who stopped 10 shots in the first period, was sharp in the second as he turned aside 15 shots in the frame to keep the Habs off the board.

Boston gave itself an extra goal halfway through the third as Sturm's simple wrister from the slot hit off the stick of Josh Gorges and went into the net.

Montreal hosts Washington on Wednesday...Boston plays at Buffalo on Tuesday...Montreal had won all three games against Boston this season...Rask has four shutouts in his career.

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