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Brad Marchand

Tuukka Rask stops 24 shots, Bruins blank Coyotes 6-0

The big offensive night was nice. The shutout made the Boston Bruins feel a lot better.

Tuukka Rask made 24 saves for his first shutout, David Krejci scored twice and the Bruins beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-0 Tuesday night for their first home win of the season.

The last time the Bruins were at home they blew a two-goal lead in the third period before losing to Philadelphia in overtime, 5-4 last Wednesday night. In this game, they felt like they returned to their strength — tight defense.

"Our thinking is defense first. We take a lot of pride in our battles," Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said. "Play it simple and play to our strength. Our goals are up...