Bruins shut out Sabres, Canucks lose again

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The Boston Bruins continued their fine NHL form as the Vancouver Canucks slumped to yet another loss.

Tuukka Rask and the Bruins shut out the Buffalo Sabres for a 4-0 victory on Monday.

The Canucks' struggles continued as they suffered a 4-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

The day's other game saw the Florida Panthers edge the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1.

 

BRUINS BLANK BUFFALO

Rask made 32 saves for the Bruins as they recorded their fourth win in five games.

Brad Marchand, David Krejci and Riley Nash scored in the second period before David Pastrnak added a goal of his own in the third.

 

CANUCKS CRASH

The Canucks have lost nine straight.

They led the Islanders thanks to Daniel Sedin, only for Jason Chimera and Nikolay Kulemin to put New York 2-1 ahead.

Markus Granlund's goal ensured the teams went into the third period tied, but Cal Clutterbuck and Andrew Ladd scored for the Islanders.

 

KREJCI BLAST

RANGERS, CANADIENS RESUME

It only gets harder for the Canucks (4-8-1) as they take on the New York Rangers (10-3-0), while the Montreal Canadiens (10-1-1) meet the Bruins (7-5-0).