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Rask makes 23 saves as Bruins blank Lightning, 5-0

  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, makes a stick-save on a shot by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, makes a stick-save on a shot by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) avoids a hook by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Teddy Purcell (16) as he skates up the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) avoids a hook by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Teddy Purcell (16) as he skates up the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning right wing B.J. Crombeen (19) fights with Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing B.J. Crombeen (19) fights with Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) celebrates with defenseman Torey Krug (47) after scoring a goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, inTampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) celebrates with defenseman Torey Krug (47) after scoring a goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, inTampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) cuts in front of Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, inTampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) cuts in front of Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, inTampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) swings his stick as Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates with teammate Loui Eriksson (21), of Sweden, after Bergeron scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, inTampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) swings his stick as Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates with teammate Loui Eriksson (21), of Sweden, after Bergeron scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, inTampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) knocks the puck down in front of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer (2) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) knocks the puck down in front of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer (2) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, carries the puck ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, carries the puck ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, makes a stick-save on a shot by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) avoids a hook by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Teddy Purcell (16) as he skates up the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning right wing B.J. Crombeen (19) fights with Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) celebrates with defenseman Torey Krug (47) after scoring a goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, inTampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) cuts in front of Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, inTampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) swings his stick as Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates with teammate Loui Eriksson (21), of Sweden, after Bergeron scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, inTampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) knocks the puck down in front of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer (2) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, carries the puck ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. – Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots and five Boston players scored to help the Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-0, last night.

Rask made a nifty glove save on Steven Stamkos’s point-blank redirection in the third period. It was the goalie’s first shutout this season and 17th overall.

David Krejci, Adam McQuaid, Patrice Bergeron, Chris Kelly and Shawn Thornton scored for the Bruins, who have won six in a row against Tampa Bay. Boston leads the all-time series 50-20-9.

Krejci stopped a nine-game goal drought to put the Bruins up 1-0 from the low slot off a pass from Milan Lucic 1:32 into the game. Krejci has a point in four straight games.

After McQuaid scored his first goal in 24 games at 4:37 of the second, goals 55 seconds apart later in the period by Bergeron (14:52) and Kelly (15:47) made it 4-0.

Thornton extended Boston’s advantage to 5-0 just 34 seconds into the third as the left wing ended his 29-game goal drought.

Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop, who won all five of his previous games this season, was pulled after Kelly’s goal and replaced by Anders Lindback. Bishop allowed four goals on 17 shots.

NOTES

∎  Bruins C Carl Soderberg returned after missing the first six games of the season due to an ankle injury. He had an assist.

∎  Bruins RW Jarome Iginla played in his 1,239th NHL game, which moved him past Doug Weight into 80th place on the career list. He had an assist and a fight.

∎ Boston RW Jordan Caron was scratched.

∎ Lightning COO Steve Griggs told a group of employees during a meeting in the stands before the game that the team is working hard to bring the All-Star game to Tampa and that NHL officials were present at Tuesday night’s game against Los Angeles.

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