The Boston Bruins have the best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference, but what the Ottawa Senators are doing may be even more impressive given their injury-decimated roster.
Both teams put winning streaks on the line as these Northeast Division rivals meet for the first time this season Thursday night in Boston.
The Bruins (12-2-2) are fully healthy and playing like it. Coach Claude Julien's club finished a five-game road trip with a fourth consecutive victory Tuesday, beating the New York Islanders 4-1 and extending its streak of successful penalty kills to 24.
"This was a great win, but I think we can still play better," said Tuukka Rask, who made a season-high 36 saves to improve to 6-0-1 with a 1.42 goals-against average in February.
"I'm feeling very comfortable," the goalie added. "And my teammates have been great in front of me. The key for us is to keep this going when we get home."
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