The Predators would take a 2-0 lead into the intermission, despite being outshot 13-11.
The Bruins fired away at Pekka Rinne who stopped 37 of 40 shots to pick up the win in goal. The Bruins were simply victimized by their own defensive mistakes. Smith's second goal in the dying seconds of the first period as well as Forsberg's breakaway goal that virtually sealed the game both were a result of a defensive or neutral zone lapse. Anton Khudobin didn't make it half way through the game he suffers his first regulation loss of the season giving up four goals on just 14 shots though in fairness the Bruins left their backup out to dry. Tuukka Rask came in relief stopping nine of 10 shots the rest of the way.
Though sloppy in their own end the Bruins dominated the majority of the play offensively firing 40 shots on Rinne
With some time to rest in between games expect Tuukka Rask to start against Arizona
Rask looked rested and ready coming in relief. It was his first relief appearance of the season
A matchup against the lowly Coyotes should be the ideal remedy for the Bruins to get back on track.