BOSTON — Tuukka Rask made 30 saves through overtime and then stopped Columbus’ Antoine Vermette in the shootout as the Boston Bruins beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday night for their seventh straight win.
Rich Peverley and David Krejci scored to put Boston ahead 2-1 in the shootout, and Rask ended it by stoning Vermette.
Adam McQuaid scored his first goal of the season for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who nearly lost to the team with the NHL’s worst record. Derek MacKenzie gave the Blue Jackets (3-13-2) a 1-0 lead early in the second period.
Columbus is winless on the road this season (0-7-1).