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Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for his second shutout in as many starts and Boston beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 Thursday night, keeping the Bruins in control of the tight race for the Northeast Division title.
The Bruins and Canadiens are tied with 61 points, but Boston has two games remaining while Montreal has only one. The Canadiens finish their season at Toronto on Saturday. Boston plays at Washington on Saturday and finishes at home against Ottawa in the regular-season finale on Sunday.
Dennis Seidenberg and Daniel Paille scored in the second period and Rask took care of the rest as the Bruins won despite being outshot 30-24.
Rask's previous start was a 3-0 shutout against Florida on Sunday, when he faced just 28 shots and most came from well outside with a clear view. He was tested by the Lightning, who entered the game with the NHL's top two scorers in Martin St. Louis (58 points) and Steven Stamkos (56 points).
St. Louis had a chance to pull Tampa Bay within 2-...
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