The once-struggling Boston Bruins have found their stride, and will look to extend a four-game winning streak at home Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., NESN HD).
The Bruins have scored scored at least five goals in each of their four consecutive wins, totaling 24 scores during the streak.
Tyler Seguin continues to lead the team, notching a goal and an assist during Boston's most recent win against Edmonton to bring his team-leading point total to 17. Milan Lucic has added 14 points, and Brad Marchand has come on strong during the win streak, overcoming a slow start this season to tally points in each of the last four games.
With a powerful offense on his side, Tuukka Rask won the last two games for Boston. Normally Tim Thomas' backup, Rask made consecutive starts for the first time since February of last season. Despite Rask's serviceable performances, coach Claude Julien noted that Thomas should get the nod Saturday.
"Just the fact that it's hard for a goaltender to play every 10 days; and every once in a while, you've got to allow him to get on a roll a little bit," Julien said when asked what went behind the decision to give Rask a second straight start. "I thought this was a good time for it. Obviously you guys probably know who's going to be in net next game, but the bottom line is, we've got a lot of games coming up, and I wanted to get him an opportunity to get closer to him being at the best he can be, and the only way we felt we could do that was by giving him some consecutive games, so that was the reason behind it."