Tuukka Rask snapped his first losing streak of the season with a shutout and the third line finally produced some offense as the Bruins beat the Flyers, 3-0, Saturday at TD Garden.

Though the Bruins only had six shots on Ilya Bryzgalov in the first period, they were able to jump out to a 3-0 lead thanks to a power-play goal from Tyler Seguin and even-strength goals from Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille. Kelly’s goal was just his second of the season.

Tuukka Rask will start for the Bruins Saturday against the Flyers, Claude Julien said prior to the game. Rask is looking to snap his first losing streak of the season, as he was between the pipes for Boston’s last two losses against the Canadiens and Capitals.

The start will mark the first time Rask has faced the Flyers since Game 7 of the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals, when Philadelphia overcame a 3-0 Bruins lead by scoring four unanswered goals to eliminate the Bruins from a series that they had led, 3-0.

WILMINGTON  – The Bruins Bruins recalled forward Jordan Caron from Providence Friday morning, a day after the team waived Chris Bourque with the intention of assigning him to Providence. Bourque cleared waivers at noon on Friday, so he will be able to play for Boston’s AHL affiliate.

Chris Kelly had no idea that the Bruins had placed Chris Bourque on waivers until he was asked about it following Boston's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs Thursday.



The Bruins got the bounce back win they were looking for in a 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs Thursday night at TD Garden. But by Claude Julien‘s own admission after the game, it was far from perfect.

Tyler Seguin set up the game’s first goal with a powerful offensive rush and scored the go-ahead tally as the Bruins avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season with a 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs Thursday night at TD Garden. Anton Khudobin got the start in net and stopped 25-of-27 shots for the Bruins (15-3-3), who also managed to stay ahead of the surprising Maple Leafs (15-10-0) in the Northeast Division. Boston has 33 points while the Leafs have 30, with the Bruins enjoying four games in hand on Toronto.

The NHLPA has approved of the NHL’s realignment plan Thursday, with the Board of Governors next to vote to put the plan into action for next season.

The Bruins placed forward Chris Bourque on waivers Thursday, the team announced. NHL teams will have 24 hours to claim him, and if he goes unclaimed the B’s will be able to assign him to Providence.

Bourque, the son of Bruins legend Ray Bourque, has struggled throughout his first season in Boston, totaling one goal and three assists with a minus-6 rating in 18 games. He has been a healthy scratch twice.

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Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin was reportedly the first goaltender off the ice in Thursday’s morning skate, indicating that he will start Thursday night against the Maple Leafs.

Khudobin is 3-1-0 this season with a 2.52 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. He last started Saturday against the Lightning, making 20 saves in a 3-2 win.

The April 3 trade deadline is less than a month away. The Bruins have both a very good team and over $12 million of cap space (well, the prorated number of that) to play with. If Peter Chiarelli wants to make a big move (or two), he can.