For the first time since March 29, 2014, the Bruins (28-17-7) were able to skate away as winners in a game against the Washington Capitals (28-18-6), shutting out the defending champions 1-0 this afternoon at Capital One Arena.
Boston had lost their previous 14 games against Washington, 11 of which came in regulation.
David Krejci scored the game's loan goal (11th of season) 10:43 into the second period on pretty assists from David Pastrnak and Torey Krug:
Tuukka Rask stopped all 24 shots he faced (Bruins had 39 against Braden Holtby) from the Capitals, recording his second shutout of the season and 43rd of his career. More notably for Rask, it was his 253rd win as a Bruin, passing Tiny Thompson as the franchise's all-time winningest goaltender.
Washington is now just 1-6-2 in their last nine games.
Up next for the Bruins will be the New York Islanders on Tuesday night at TD Garden. The Islanders currently lead the Metropolitan Division with 66 points. Tuesday will mark both teams' second of third matchup of the year as Boston won 2-1 on a shootout on November 29.