As Claude Julien spoke of his team's first period play in a 3-2 loss on Saturday night (game recap), he wasn't saying anything the room didn't already know. 



Tuukka Rask and the Bruins suffered a bit of deja vu on Saturday night, as the young goaltender played well but allowed goals due to a couple of flukey plays and a breakaway in a 3-2 Rangers victory.

 

Artem Anisimov and Alex Frolov netted first-period tallies for the Rangers on a batted-in rebound and knuckling puck over Rask's glove, respectively. Marc Staal scored on a breakaway fresh out of the penalty box in the second to give New York their third goal. 

 

Tuukka Rask was first off the ice during the Bruins' morning skate Saturday, typically signifying that he will be getting the start in net when the B's host the Rangers. Rask, however, was also thought to be the starter Thursday when he not only exited the ice first during his team's morning workout, but insinuated that he would be receiving his first start between the pipes since the season opener on Oct.

Bruins forward Nathan Horton checked in with the Dale & Holley show Friday to talk about the B's fast start to the season. Horton has four goals and three assists in five games as the Bruins have gone 4-1-0.

 

The Bruins improved their current winning streak to four on Thursday night, defeating the Capitals, 4-1, in their home opener after spending three weeks away from TD Garden (



The Bruins showed what they hope will be their true identity on Thursday night in their 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals in the home opener. Coach Claude Julien referenced his team's newfound spirit and said he hopes the team plays the same way on the road as they do at home. 

 

Michael Ryder and Nathan Horton scored power play goals and Tim Thomas was spectacular in net, stopping 38-of-39 shots, as the Bruins beat the Washington Capitals, 4-1, Thursday night in Boston's home opener at TD Garden. Since dropping their first game of the season in Prague, the Bruins have won four straight.

 

In a surprise move, Tim Thomas was first onto the ice for the Bruins prior to their home opener, indicating that he, and not Tuukka Rask, will be between the pipes against the Capitals.

 

Rask was the first off the ice in practice and spoke to the media after practice about his excitement to get the start. Claude Julien, meanwhile, told the media that, "you'll see at 7." Thomas has started the last three games for the Bruins, allowing two goals over a span in which the B's picked up three straight wins. 

Bruins President Cam Neely joined the Dale & Holley show to talk about the B's as they return to the Garden ice Thursday night for their home opener. Neely talked about the team's plans for rookie Tyler Seguin, why signing Zdeno Chara to a seven-year contract was the right move and his thoughts on the goaltending situation.

 

Tuukka Rask was first off the ice in the Bruins' morning skate on Thursday, an indication that he will start the team's home opener against the Capitals at TD Garden. Rask has started just one of the Bruins' first four games this seasons, a 5-2 loss in the season-opener in which he allowed four goals to the Coyotes on 36 shots. 

 

"It's fun," Rask said of starting the home opener. "It's been a while since the last start, so it should be great."