Netminder Chad Johnson keys Bruins’ shutout win over Oilers

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – Chad Johnson recorded 22 saves for his first shutout this season as the Boston Bruins bounced back from one of their worst losses this year with a 4-0 blanking of the Edmonton Oilers Saturday at TD Garden.

The Bruins, fresh from a 4-1 beating at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers, received goals from four different players to beat the Oilers for the 12th straight time and improve their record to 35-16-3.

The shutout was the second of Johnson’s NHL career while David Krejci, Dougie Hamilton, Carl Soderberg and Torey Krug scored for the Bruins, who last lost to the Oilers on Oct. 17, 2000.

Ben Scrivens, who set an NHL record for saves in a shutout in a regulation game with 59 against the San Jose Sharks, finished with 37 saves for the Oilers (18-33-6), who were playing their first of four straight on the road.

Scrivens had his saves streak, which dated back to a game against the Nashville Predators on Jan. 26, snapped at 102 straight and his shutout streak stopped at 126:41 when Krejci scored a second-period goal for a 1-0 Bruins lead.

The Bruins almost took a 2-0 lead when Matt Bartkowski’s pass to the top of the crease deflected off Loui Eriksson and past Scrivens. However, was disallowed after a video review because of a distinct kicking motion.

After a scoreless second, the Bruins pulled away in the third behind goals from Hamilton, Soderberg and Krug.

Earlier, the Bruins presented a video tribute to Edmonton captain Andrew Ference, who left Boston for the Oilers as a free agent last summer.

Ference was a key member of the Bruins for several seasons, including the Stanley Cup championship team in 2010-11.

Boston concludes its four-game homestand Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks. The Oilers road trip continues Monday against the Buffalo Sabres.

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