Tuukka Rask submitted his nominee for save of the year Tuesday. The Boston Bruins goalie made a great glove save that stymied a sure goal from Dylan Cozens during the first period of their game against the Buffalo Sabres. Trailing 1-0, the Sabres put together a series of glorious scoring opportunities while on the power play. Rask first made a pad save on Jeff Skinner’s redirected shot then stopped Arttu Ruotsalainen before lunging to his right to deny Cozens with his glove. Cozens lauded Rask’s effort too. It was the best of Rask’s 32 saves that helped him earn cheap heat transfer film his first shutout of 2020-21, the 51st of his NHL career, and No. 1 star in Boston’s 2-0 victory.
Alex Nedeljkovic made 26 saves for the Carolina Hurricanes in a 4-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. Nino Niederreiter and Jordan Staal scored 25 seconds apart in the second period for the Hurricanes (30-10-5), who lost 3-2 in overtime here Monday and are 3-0-1 in their past four games. Brayden Point scored for the Lightning (30-14-2), who are 3-3-0 within their past six. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves.
The Hurricanes are tied with the Florida Panthers for first place in the eight-team Discover Central Division, three points ahead of the Lightning, who are in third, 11 points prior to the fourth-place Nashville Predators. The top four teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said, “We split against Florida Kansas City Royals stickers decals (3-2 overtime earn Thursday, 5-3 loss Saturday), we custom brand iron on transfers split against Carolina, and unfortunately we gave them points in the two that we won. We got a good look at two teams that lead the division and we know we can play with. We’ve just got to be more consistent.”